American Kensho: Manifest Destiny

Date: Thursday, April 17
Time: 8 pm
Place: Tapps Art Center
Film Block: Narrative Shorts Mash-Up
Genre: Narrative Short

American Kensho is a series about Buddhist practitioners in genre situations, often also involving queer relationships and the insights of queer theory. American Kensho: Manifest Destiny, the first film in this series, is a horror/thriller piece where Sarah, our Zen Buddhist protagonist, and Julia, her pagan lover, battle with mindfulness and magic against an oppressive cult attempting to assault their very souls.

Directed by Aaron Wyrd; Columbia, SC

19 min