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Thursday, August 28 • 10:15pm - Friday, August 29 •12:15am
Permutations - Collected short films by Vu Pham

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23 min "My Brother" - A Vietnamese-­‐American man (Michael) wrestles with his ambivalent and estranged relationship to a mentally ill half-­‐brother (Khanh). Through a playful bricolage of documentary and narrative forms, the story unfolds as a lyrical stream of experience and memory. On the brink of a personal crisis, Michael visits his surrogate father, Henry. Their conversations tease out mysteries of Michael’s past and push him toward a haunting reunion with Khanh on the streets of Portland.   

11 min "Baby Ipecac" - Baby Ipecac imagines the genesis of a relationship between “David” and “Patricia,” a pair of self-­‐destructive lovers and antagonists to the “hero’s journey” in Sway of the Knife. It is a bizarre, kinetic excursion into their volatile criminal dealings inside a hotel room. The usual drug deal becomes a hallucinatory web of paranoia, deception, and immanent peril.  

9 min "Waiting" - Waiting focuses on the trauma of suicide as experienced by, “Jessica,” Michael’s love interest in Sway of the Knife. We become immersed in the internal landscape of a woman who watches herself struggle with a spiral of distorted memories. Jessica wanders in a feedback loop through an amphitheater attempting to find her husband but discovers only painful answers.


Joe Jiang

Co-Director – "My Brother", "Waiting"
Joe Jiang started directing and editing movies in 8th grade, becoming known as “the filmmaker” amongst his teachers and fellow students. After getting a multimedia degree from the University of Oregon, Joe worked as a music video editor in New York, a television news Technical... Read More →

Vu Pham

Director - Baby Ipecac, My Brother, Waiting
Vu’s filmmaking adventures started at a much later point in life than many of his heroes and colleagues. The journey thus far has been circuitous and unconventional but promising. His first short film was accepted into the 2011 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon... Read More →

Thursday August 28, 2014 10:15pm - Friday August 29, 2014 12:15am PDT
Living Room Theater 341 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

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