Aurora Picture Show has some surprises in store for the weekend birthday party of one of Houstons most idiosyncratic film festivals, Slant: Bold Asian American Images, which is turning ten years old. On Friday, there's the usual assortment of enlightening shorts. On Saturday, there will be neo-benshi and live performances by Bay Area artists Neelanjana Banerjee and Robin Sukhadia along the lines of Woody Allen's hilariously badly dubbed What's Up, Tiger Lily? And closing out the weekend on Sunday, indie filmmaker PJ Raval hosts a salon.
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Melissa Hung, Slant's original and continuing curator, proudly explains, "I wanted to do something special to celebrate ten years. I'm very excited to introduce Bay Area artists to Houston...We also have a few returning filmmakers: Greg Pak, whose work showed in the very first Slant screening ten years ago...[and] J.P. Chan, who will be at the screening in person, has had two films in Slant before." 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 1 p.m. Sunday. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk. Aurora Video Library, 1524 Sul Ross. For information and a schedule, call 713-868-2101 or visit www.aurorapictureshow.org. Free to $7.
Sat., May 22, 7 p.m., 2010