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Shirkers

Date: Monday, September 17, 2018

Time: 7pm

Location: Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

Director: Sandi Tan

Film Details: 96 minutes, 2018, USA/Singapore, color, English, DCP

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Winner of the Directing Award for World Cinema Documentary at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Official Selection of the 2018 Hot Docs International Film Festival and the 2018 True/False Film Festival.

Filmmaker Sandi Tan will attend in person for discussion with local filmmaker Kavita Pillay

“Director Sandi Tan puts together a magical documentary about an unrealised film project that celebrates the power of youth and friendship… an unexpected delight.” – The Guardian

“…Gloriously, gleefully idiosyncratic, a blend of punk energy and local documentation” – The New Yorker

About the Film:

In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore’s first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges — who then absconded with all the footage. The 16mm film is recovered 20 years later, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges’ vanishing footprints –and her own.

About the Director:

Sandi Tan was born in Singapore. She attended University of Kent in the UK and received an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University. Her short films have shown at major festivals and museums around the world, including the New York Film Festival and MoMA. She lives in Pasadena, Calif. with her husband, the critic John Powers, and their cat Nico.

Screens with:

FISH STORY | Charlie Lyne | 2017 | 13 minutes

Sometime in the 1980s, Caspar Salmon’s grandmother was invited to a gathering on the Welsh island of Anglesey, attended exclusively by people with fishsurnames. Or so he says. Thirty years later, filmmaker Charlie Lyne attempts to sort myth from reality as he searches for the truth behind this fishy tale.