TITLE: IT’S ALRIGHT, REALLY?

SYNOPSIS: While at the company’s end-of-the-year party, Chulsoo receives a call that his wife is expecting a baby. Turning down his colleague’s request to call for chauffeur service, he decides to sit behind the wheel drunk. Chulsoo dangerously heads for the hospital fighting fatigue when his wife keeps on calling for her husband.

Director: Hyun Ryoo | Language/subtitles: Korean/English |  2015 | 15:00 | color | Country: South Korea | Genre:  Drama | Premiere Status: US Premiere

TITLE: SHOP OF ETERNAL LIFE

SYNOPSIS: Caught in the middle of China's most chaotic time, a man desperate to save his wife must sacrifice everything he has... And everything he will ever be.

Director: Yizhou Xu | Language/subtitles: No Dialogue | 22min, 50sec | Color
Country: China, USA | Premiere Status: Dallas Premier

TITLE: AGAPE

SYNOPSIS: Tae-woo wants to leave his home, but his mom doesn't want him to leave. The night before he leaves, they struggle with each other for the last time.

Director: Hyunlok Sohn | Language: Korean / Subtitles: English | Year: 2017 | Running time: 18min. 48sec.  | Color | Country: South Korea | Premiere Status: World Premiere

 

TITLE: THE ACE HOTEL – A FILM POEM BY HIEU GRAY

SYNOPSIS: The Ace Hotel - A Film Poem by Hieu Gray melds together the tradition of film and poetry to create a dark and evocative exploration of an unrelenting cycle of primal love and lust.  Fantasy and reality collide as a woman plunges deeper and deeper into madness and ennui in the City of Angels.  

Director: Hieu Gray | Language/subtitles: English | Year: 2017 | running time:  1:39 | color/b&w: color | Country: USA | 

TITLE: SOWOL ROAD

SYNOPSIS: Jumsoon (52) works two jobs in order to live with her recently discharged son, Yonggoon (24).  She works at a restaurant during the day and sells her body on Sowol Road during the night.   One night on Sowol Road, Jumsoon saves another sex worker from an assault and learns that she is a transgender woman that wants to have a sex reassignment surgery. 

Director: JONG HUN SHIN | Language/subtitles: Korean/English | 2014  | 24:23  | color | Country: South Korea | Genre: Drama | Premiere Status: Southwest Premier

 

TITLE: MONDAY

SYNOPSIS: In the culturally diverse world of Los Angeles, a young hustler navigates through various cliques while facing racism, danger and a moral struggle with his illicit occupation. And it's only Monday.

Director: Dinh Thai | Format: 2560 × 1080 Apple ProRes 4444 Linear PCM 16 bit | Language/subtitles: English/None | Year: 2017 | Running Time: 19mins | Country: USA | Premiere Status: Texas Premiere