David Siev's (SAC '15) film Year Zero will screen on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Michigan Theater (Doors open at 9:00 p.m.; show begins at 9:30).
Screening is free and open to the public. but RSVPs can be made ahead of time through the Facebook invite or by emailing YearZeroRSVP@gmail.com
Film Synopsis: When the Khmer Rouge regime seized Cambodia in 1975, the country plunged into civil war and was ravaged by mass killings, torture, and famine. The Khmer soldiers were cold and ruthless, fully embodying Pol Pot’s philosophy towards the common people: “to kill you is no loss, to keep you is no benefit.” Faced with hunger and starvation, two brothers risk everything to ensure their survival, even with the odds stacked against them. Based on a true story.
Director's Biography: As the child of a Cambodian refugee, David grew up listening to his father’s countless stories of surviving the Cambodian genocide that claimed the lives of at least 2 million people. After graduating from the University of Michigan’s Screen Arts & Cultures Department in 2015, David moved from his rural hometown in Michigan to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for the film industry. In his heart and mind, he always knew that one day when the time was right, he would have the experience he needed to share his families stories with the rest of the world. Making his directorial debut, David Siev brings to life the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime and the resilience of Cambodian people in this film titled Year Zero.
Cory Hearns's (SAC '13) film Buy. Sell. Trade. will screen at the Tromadance Detroit Festival on Saturday, June 16, at 4:00 p.m. in Ant Hall in Hamtramck and at the Threadbare Mitten Festival in Charlotte on June 23.
Buy. Sell. Trade. (starring Brandon Guiles and Kyle Blair) is a feature-length comedy that tells the story of Carl and Jeff on the last day their video game store is open and their attempts to save it. Will they come up with the funds to save it - or will the game be over?