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Advantageous [+short Salt & Sauce]


Advantageous (Jennifer Phang, 2015)

In this claustrophobic, near-future world, where women continue to be prized for their youth, beauty, and fertility, Sundance award-winning Advantageous raises issues related to technology and surveillance and asks pressing questions about what makes us human and, further, what makes us valuable as humans; if anything. Where kindness and empathy are undervalued, as is the social, cultural and personal gains of women’s participation in the workforce, Phang’s subtle treatment of such subjects as racial prejudice and raced bodies, is delivered with eloquence in this understated story about the love and bond between a mother and daughter, and what we give up to give our children everything.

The film will be preceded by short film Salt & Sauce by Alia Ghafar.

“A dystopian film that’s packed with hope”


Earlier Event: November 16
Trapped [+short The Condom Man]
Later Event: November 17
The Farthest [+short Stacey Lee]