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Shirkers (2018)

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A woman explores the events surrounding a film she and her friends began making with a mysterious stranger decades ago.

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Sandi Tan

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Sandi Tan (a film by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sandi Tan ... Herself
Sophia Siddique Harvey Sophia Siddique Harvey ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Cardona Georges Cardona ... Himself (archive footage)
Philip Cheah Philip Cheah ... Himself
Ben Harrison Ben Harrison ... Himself
Grace Dane Mazur Grace Dane Mazur ... Herself
Jasmine Kin Kia Ng Jasmine Kin Kia Ng ... Herself
Stephen Tyler Stephen Tyler ... Himself
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In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie-a road movie called "Shirkers"-with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. Sandi wrote the script and played the lead, a killer named S. After shooting wrapped, Georges vanished with all the footage! 20 years later, the 16mm cans are recovered in New Orleans, sending Sandi-now a novelist in Los Angeles-on a new personal odyssey across two continents and many media: 16mm, digital, Hi8, Super8, slides, animation and handwritten letters. A kaleidoscopic punk rock ghost story!

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26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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In 2018, Sandi Tan premiered her film at the Sundance Film Festival and earned the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award. She was the second Singapore-born filmmaker to win. (The first went to another Tan: Kirsten Tan, for Pop Aye, the previous year.) See more »

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Features Fitzcarraldo (1982) See more »

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Insulated Potato Wedges
Written by Brad Dutz
Performed by Brad Dutz 4 Tet
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An uninteresting women makes an uninteresting movie which fortunately disappears.
13 January 2019 | by JohnH9See all my reviews

An uninteresting person makes an uninteresting movie. Fortunately, the film disappears due to the bad evil director. This allows her to fantasize that it was really a great film and then to make an uninteresting documentary about it. Extremely boring film with nothing of interest. Less than a waste of time, a dull grind made to allow the failed filmaker to indulge herself at the audiences expense.


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