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    Directed by Sandi Tan
    USA | 96 minutes | True Stories

In 1992 in Singapore, cinema obsessed teen Sandi Tan was making an independent guerrilla film called Shirkers, until her collaborator disappeared with all the footage. Twenty years later, director Sandi Tan goes looking for the film in this powerful personal portrait.


January 4, 2019 1:45 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Growing up in Singapore, Sandi Tan dreamed of making movies Falling into a fevered obsession of pop culture, she guzzled film magazines and manufactured an underground bootleg system to watch unavailable American films. By 1992, Sandi knew it was time to make her contribution to the art form. With the help of her friends, and a cryptic director named Georges Cardona, Shirkers was born. However, a newly independent Singapore's first guerrilla road movie was cut short when Georges fled with the footage - and the movie disappeared forever. Twenty years later, the 16mm raw film has been found setting Tan off on an odyssey of both self and rediscovery as she pieces together the mystery of who Georges really was, and what her film really meant. An authentic, honest and fiercely independent examination that could be made by no one else, Tan's achingly personal documentary offers one of the most significant cinematic experiences of the year.

film details

Director: Sandi Tan
Producers: Sandi Tan, Jessica Levin, Maya Rudolph
Screenwriter: Sandi Tan
Cinematographers: Iris Ng
Editor: Lucas Celler, Sandi Tan, Kimberley Hassett
Music: Ishai Adar
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2018
Running Time: 96 minutes
Primary Company: Netflix

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Director Sandi Tan will be in attendance January 4.

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