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When You Left Me on That Boulevard

Directed by:

Kayla Abuda Galang

13 mins

Friday, Nov 17, 2023

6:00 PM

Shorts Program 1: Opening Night


Teenager Ly and her cousins get high before a boisterous family Thanksgiving at their auntie’s house in southeast San Diego in 2006.

About the Filmmaker

Born in Olongapo, Philippines, and raised in San Diego and Houston, Kayla Abuda Galang is an Austin-based filmmaker drawing from the minutiae of her communities, surroundings, and memory. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, and her latest film, When You Left Me On That Boulevard, received the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and the Special Jury Award for Vision at the 2023 SXSW Film & TV Festival. She is currently developing her first feature films.

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