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Elaine is Almost is an interactive multimedia documentary structured around interviews I conducted with my younger sister on the eves of her fourteenth and fifteenth birthdays. It's an intimate collage of live action and animation that builds on the ephemerality and tactility afforded by the film’s designated platform on Instagram Stories. A years-long conversation about astrology, anxiety and how we love each other becomes a handheld film about belonging and family ties.

Em Yue is a Chinese-American artist and filmmaker from North Carolina. Their work in documentary animation and interactive media explores the intersections of queerness, language, and technology through a lens of tenderness. After studying photojournalism and studio art at UNC-Chapel Hill, they relocated to Los Angeles where they are currently pursuing an MFA in experimental animation at the California Institute of the Arts. more...

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