I Miss You When I See You
Being best friends in high school, Kevin and Jamie’s emotional attachment and feelings for each other are abruptly cut short by Kevin’s departure to Australia with his mother. Fast-forward a dozen years: Jamie tracks down Kevin in Australia. The reunion with his best friend reminds Kevin—suffering from depression—of his youthful ambitions, so he decides to return to Hong Kong. Jamie, however, enjoying a steady relationship with his girlfriend, finds his feelings for Kevin reawakened and growing stronger. Inevitably, Jamie must make a choice between society’s expectations or following his heart.
Preceded by the following short film, in honor of National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month:
Jáaji Approx. (8 minutes), Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño)
Against landscapes that the artist and his father traversed, audio of the father in the Ho-Chunk language is transcribed using the International Phonetic Alphabet, which tapers off, narrowing the distance between recorder and recordings, new and traditional, memory and song.