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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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Credited cast:
Sandi Tan ... Herself
Jasmine Kin Kia Ng Jasmine Kin Kia Ng ... Herself (as Jasmine Ng)
Philip Cheah Philip Cheah ... Himself
Sophia Siddique Harvey Sophia Siddique Harvey ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Cardona Georges Cardona ... Himself (archive footage)
Ben Harrison Ben Harrison ... Himself
Grace Dane Mazur Grace Dane Mazur ... 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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Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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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 Paris, Texas (1984) See more »

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Seri Luka
Written and performed by The Venopian Solitude
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A diamond in the dust
4 November 2018 | by vargasadavidSee all my reviews

Once you blow off the dust in "Shirkers" more questions arise and at that point you don't care! I introduce many movies to my wife, who watches them with me, to enjoy my hobby together, most of which she doesn't care for and this was no exception until she reminded me that this has a story that hasn't been told! Regardless, I felt deep frustration for Tan and and her crew of talented story tellers, on this wonderful journey that just scratches the surface!

I found my self wanting more!!!!


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