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Best of the Fest
10th May, 4:30, GERBER/HART LIBRARY
1127 W. Granville Ave, (100m left of CTA red line Granville stop)
($2 donation to GERBER/HART LIBRARY)
Features award winning short film/video in the festival competition program selected by our festival jury, and the top 5 of the Audience Choice Award. Shown together with the Chicago premiere of I Am Not What You Want, winner of the special jury prize, Golden Dragon Film Festival, Gent, Belgium.
"The tale of two students--one queer, one curious--sharing a Hong Kong flat and gradually awakening to each other's charms, the film gently instructs us not to ignore love when it's right in front of us. Shot with a spare, precise lyricism and suffused with a meltingly romantic feeling (hardened cynics, beware), I Am Not What You Want signals the arrival of a major new talent in the world of queer experimental cinema.”
-The 15th Mix New York Experimental Film/Video Festival
"This budget-conscious, shot-on-video drama adds up to more than the sum of its parts: coming-out woes, family dysfunction, hidden attraction, and the requisite "falling in love" montage (accompanied by a Cantopop tune, owing to the Hong Kong setting). The story may be a bit on the pedestrian side -- two college roommates realize their feelings for each other -- but it is warmly acted. (Musician-turned-actor Chet Lam is a particular find, with an understated, natural camera presence.) The technical limitations of the medium are often apparent, but director/ photographer/editor/writer Kit Hung demonstrates a facility with depth-of-field composition, cross-cutting, and other techniques that would appear more elegant on film."
-The Austin Chronicle
Kit Hung, Director of Programming of the festival + Director of I Am Not What You Want, will be present to share with you the making of his out coming story, I Am Not What You Want, and the experience in running the festival.
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