Shortcomings poster
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Shortcomings takes some bruising blows at cultural expectations ... it’s also about growing up a little too late.” Nick Allen, Roger


A struggling filmmaker (Justin H. Min) lives in Berkeley, California with his girlfriend (Ally Maki) who works for a local Asian American film festival. When he's not managing an arthouse movie theater as his day job, he spends his time obsessing over unavailable blonde women, watching Criterion Collection DVDs, and eating in diners with his best friend Alice (Sherry Cola), a queer grad student with a serial dating habit. When his girlfriend moves to New York for an internship, he is left to his own devices, and begins to explore what he thinks he might want.

R, 92 minutes


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