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Director: Sandi Tan

Film Details: 96 minutes, 2018, USA/Singapore, color, English, DCP

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Winner of the Directing Award for World Cinema Documentary at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Official Selection of the 2018 Hot Docs International Film Festival and the 2018 True/False Film Festival.

Filmmaker Sandi Tan will attend in person for discussion with local filmmaker Kavita Pillay


“Director Sandi Tan puts together a magical documentary about an unrealised film project that celebrates the power of youth and friendship… an unexpected delight.” – The Guardian

“…Gloriously, gleefully idiosyncratic, a blend of punk energy and local documentation” – The New Yorker

About the Film:

In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore’s first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges — who then absconded with all the footage. The 16mm film is recovered 20 years later, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges’ vanishing footprints –and her own.

About the Director:

Sandi Tan was born in Singapore. She attended University of Kent in the UK and received an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University. Her short films have shown at major festivals and museums around the world, including the New York Film Festival and MoMA. She lives in Pasadena, Calif. with her husband, the critic John Powers, and their cat Nico.

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About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.

Staff Pick: Greg