Sandi Tan

Sandi Tan’s documentary Shirkers made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where she won a Directing award, and the film was acquired by Netflix Originals. Born in Singapore, Sandi published a cult zine called The Exploding Cat at 16 and at 22 became the film critic at The Straits Times, Singapore’s largest newspaper. Then she threw all that away to run off to film school at Columbia University. Her short films Moveable Feast and Gourmet Baby have played at over 100 film festivals including the New York Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and at venues like MoMA, as well as broadcast internationally on RAI, SBS and ZDF/arte. She is also the author of The Black Isle (Hachette USA), an epic novel that re-imagines Singapore’s 20th century as a ghost story. She lives in Pasadena, California. (Photo courtesy of Netflix.)

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Talks

The Way We Get By: Sandi Tan on Comfort Movies, Socialist Realism and Bruce Conner

By Sandi Tan | April 6, 2020

The Way We Get By: Sandi Tan on Comfort Movies, Socialist Realism and Bruce Conner

The novelist and Shirkers director on the books and movies she's relying on to get through coronavirus lockdown.