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Small Talk

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Small Talk

Directed by Hui-chen Huang
2017 | Taiwan | 88 mins
In Min Nan with English subtitles
Documentary
Arkansas Premiere

Gives the audience an inside look at a culture we might not be familiar with. This powerful documentary manages to be of universal significance and extremely intimate at the same time.
— Teddy Jury at the Berlinale Panorama

WINNER: TEDDY AWARD (Documentary), Berlin International Film Festival; JURY PRIZE, Nashville Film Festival

After escaping her abusive father, filmmaker Huang Hui-Chen was raised by her single mother Anu, spending her days at funerals where Anu earned her living as a spirit guide for the dead.  Always aware that her mother was a lesbian, Huang never dared to ask questions about her past, her relationships, or her family.  Now an adult with a daughter of her own, she bravely sets up a camera and films Anu’s story, an illuminating narrative about homophobia, domestic violence, and the daily struggles of women in Taiwan.  Produced by master filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien. ~ Mark Thiedeman

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Earlier Event: August 11
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