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Shirkers

Shirkers

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2018 / 96min / DCP

DIRECTOR: SANDI TAN

CAST: JASMINE KIN KIA NG

Sandi Tan in person for a Q&A following the 6:30pm show and to introduce the 9pm show on Friday, October 26.

Director Sandi Tan was a teenage rebel when she set out in 1992 to make an ambitious, genre-bending road movie shot in her native Singapore. Joined by her friends, Tan was assisted by a fortysomething American teacher, Georges Cardona, who disappeared with the 16-millimeter negative before the film was completed. Decades later, Tan is reunited with the footage, which becomes the foundation of this fascinating combination of diary, documentary, and artistic inquisition. Shirkers is an opportunity for the filmmaker to revisit her own punk past, and to investigate the character of her sketchy mentor, Cardona. Searching, unsparing and deeply invested in questions of sex, power and access to the tools of filmmaking, Shirkers is also, finally, a monument to one woman’s unflagging dedication to serving her own vision. Winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary Directing Award.

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