Feature Film Program

Shirkers

Sandi Tan’s road movie—unrealized after the negative was stolen—is recovered after 20 years, leading her on a new cinematic journey into her past. Presented in partnership with IFP Week.

$16; available at the door (Free for IFP Badgeholders - RSVP required)

Thu Sep 20 7:45 PM

The Film

Shirkers

Sandi Tan | USA | 96

In 1992, teenage VHS-bootlegger Sandi Tan and her fellow film-geek pals Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique shot Singapore’s first road movie with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges. It was called “Shirkers.” Sandi wrote the script and played the lead, S, a 16-year-old assassin collecting and then eliminating her own tribe. After shooting wrapped, Georges absconded with all of the footage…The 16mm Kodak cans are recovered 20 years later, sending Sandi, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal, singular odyssey across two continents in search of Georges’ vanishing footprints—and her own. Presented in partnership with IFP Week, a signature program of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), and the only multiple-platform, international co-production market for projects in the United States. IFP Week 2018 spans the course of 6 days with programs such as the Screen Forward Talks, Meet the Decision Makers, Direct Access, the Rooftop Films Screening Series, What’s Now talks, and immersive installations.

Performer

Pom Pom Squad

Event Details

7:45 PM
Doors Open
8:15 PM
Live Music from Pom Pom Squad
8:45 PM
Film Begins
10:15 PM
Q&A with writer/director/producer Sandi Tan
10:30 PM
After-Party sponsored by Corona Extra

Venue

Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

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