Short Film Block – Growing Up
Los Feliz 3 Cinemas
The Visit (12 min): A modern, bittersweet story following a mother and daughter’s struggle to let their love overcome their prejudice. Portrait of Leonore (18 min): In this stylized, autobiographical short film, director Peter Jin copes with depression by creating a make-believe sister – a sister he might have had if his mother did not have an abortion – and indulges in fond, pretend memories of his otherwise unhappy childhood. Losing Ferguson (20 min): A film about a girl who’s world is turned upside down when her imaginary friend, Ferguson, abruptly breaks up with her.
The Visit: Amelia Hann; Portrait of Lenore: Peter Jin; Losing Ferguson: Trisha Gum
Filmmakers in attendance: Portrait of Leonore, Losing Ferguson