CINEMA
2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival (November 15 – November 16)
2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival (November 15 – November 16)

The San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is San Diego’s premier film showcase of Asian American and international cinema. On the evenings of November 15 and 16th, the Digital Gym Cinema will host screenings of 4 of their most dynamic, envelope-pushing, and unforgettable selections.

BAMSEOM PIRATES, SEOUL INFERNO

Dir. Jung Yoon-suk

(South Korea, 119 min., 2017, Korean w/ English subtitles, Music Documentary)

All. Hail. Kim Jong-Il! / Poke fun, go to jail / Thug cops, infidels / Black metal will prevail / Bass, drums, electric drill / Punk doc, raising hell / Modern art with shotgun shells / All. Hail. Kim Jong-Il! 

Showtime: 11/15 / 6:40 / DGC 

 

DRAGONFLY EYES 

Dir. Xu Bing

(China/USA, 81 min., 2017, Mandarin w/ English subtitles / English, Experimental)

Thousands of hours of actual surveillance footage are edited into a sensational mystery about a woman in a convent who finds work and fame after she leaves the temple. Finding the eerie in the mundane and the uncanny in anonymity, acclaimed visual artist Xu Bing composites a portrait of real and virtual worlds that is nothing short of breathtaking.

Showtime: 11/15 / 8:55 / DGC

 

TAXI STORIES

Dir. Doris Yeung

(China / Hong Kong / Indonesia, 97 min., 2017, Bahasa Indonesian, Cantonese,Mandarin w/ English subtitles; English, Drama)

Three parallel stories in and around taxis in Asia reveal characters seeking connections, a sense of belonging, and love. A kid in Jakarta gives a ride to a beautiful foreigner. A domestic worker in Hong Kong is linked unexpectedly with her wealthy boss. A taxi driver in Beijing picks up a gay couple outside a club.

Showtime: 11/16 / 6:30 / DGC

 

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS

Dir. Mouly Surya

(France / Indonesia / Malaysia / Thailand, 93 min., 2017, Bahasa Indonesian, Sumba dialect w/ English subtitles, Thriller)

Showtime:

11/16 / 8:30 / DGC

A vile creep promises to rob and rape Marlina. And so she prepares a chicken soup to send him and his odious friends to hell. That’s just act one of this delicious revenge western that journeys across the Indonesian countryside to stake a machete in the ground for women not afraid of getting their hands bloody.

 

 

FILM TICKETS:

$12 General Admission/ $7 Student Admission / Tickets will be sold on site at the North Park Digital Gym Cinema

Digital Gym CINEMA

2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.

(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)

CINEMA INFO:

info@mediaartscenter.org / 619-230-1938