THE 9TH ANNUAL DISORIENT FILM FESTIVAL
Celebrating new and independent films by, for, and about Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), DisOrient brings a diversity of filmmakers, writers, actors and artists from all over the world to Eugene where they showcase their work and hold discussions with the audience.
THURSDAY APRIL 10 — SUNDAY APRIL 13, 2014,
AT BIJOU ART CINEMAS, 492 EAST 13TH AVENUE, EUGENE, OR
Tickets prices range from $5 – $12.
An all-access pass admitting you to every film screening plus The Opening Night Reception and Closing Night Awards Gala is available for $50. http://www.disorientfilm.org
This year DisOrient is pleased to hold a special one-night advance-festival event, Thursday April 10 at 7PM – the Academy Award nominated documentary The Act of Killing. This highly acclaimed, one-of-a-kind film chronicles the “Communist Purge” that took place in Indonesia during the mid-1960s. A stimulating discussion follows the screening. Tickets are separate from the all-access pass: $8.
On Friday April 11, the festival opens with The Leading Man, about a smooth and charming actor maneuvering through the stereotypical roles Asian males are getting in Hollywood films. Director Steven Kung is attending.
A potent variety of shorts, features, and documentaries follows with known names like Alex Wong (“So You Think You Can Dance”) , Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond on “Lost”), Andrew Pang, and Kelly Hu appearing in the casts.
DisOrient is famous for getting lots of film professionals to attend. Year after year they enjoy engaging the Eugene audience in discussing social and political issues, along with filmmaking styles and techniques. Count on lots of opportunities to meet the filmmakers.
Some of this year’s different events: the first film screenings on Saturday and Sunday are free; Saturday night, comedienne Kate Rigg is holding a “talk back” about race; And Sunday night, The Haumana, with Johnny Kealoha promising to teach Hula to teenage boys.
Tickets and information: check DisOrient’s Program as well as the website www.disorientfilm.org