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Shirkers (2018)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 26 October 2018 (USA)
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A woman explores the events surrounding a film she and her friends began making with a mysterious stranger decades ago.

Director:

Sandi Tan

Writer:

Sandi Tan (a film by)
8 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Sandi Tan ... Self
Jasmine Kin Kia Ng Jasmine Kin Kia Ng ... Self (as Jasmine Ng)
Philip Cheah Philip Cheah ... Self
Sophia Siddique Harvey Sophia Siddique Harvey ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Cardona Georges Cardona ... Self (archive footage)
Ben Harrison Ben Harrison ... Self
Grace Dane Mazur Grace Dane Mazur ... Self
Stephen Tyler Stephen Tyler ... Self
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Storyline

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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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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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Ground Zero
Written and performed by Vandetta
Courtesy of Ownself Records
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Not very interesting
23 September 2020 | by kevinxipSee all my reviews

I like the edit, the footages, the soundtrack, I feel the nostalgic the point of view and what the writer want to tell us, but I think it's misled. The most interesting part about the story is about George, what is his motives? What's he really do? Why he did it? We don't really have an answer for that. The documentary revolves around Sandi and her lost film, not George. I think George is a very interesting people and they didn't dig deeper, instead they tell you something that you less care about.


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26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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