Members-Only Screening: Shortcomings


Members-Only Screening: Shortcomings

Please note…

This theatrical screening has reached its registration capacity*.
* Except Arts Circle and Film Lover Members – see ‘Registration Information’ below.

You’re invited to join us for a theatrical screening of Shortcomings, including an in-person introduction with director/producer Randall Park.

Ben, a struggling filmmaker, lives in Berkeley, California, with his girlfriend, Miko, who works for a local Asian American film festival. When he’s not managing an arthouse movie theater as his day job, Ben spends his time obsessing over unavailable blonde women, watching Criterion Collection DVDs, and eating in diners with his best friend Alice, a queer grad student with a serial dating habit. When Miko moves to New York for an internship, Ben is left to his own devices, and begins to explore what he thinks he might want.

Shortcomings was an official selection of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and played at the 2023 Tribeca Festival.

From Sony Pictures Classics, the film will be released only in theaters, everywhere on August 4.

2023, 92 minutes, color | Written by Adrian Tomine | Directed by Randall Park | Featuring Justin H Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Tavi Gevinson, Debby Ryan, Sonoya Mizuno, Jacob Batalon, Timothy Simons | Produced by Hieu Ho P.G.A., Randall Park, Michael Golamco, Margot Hand p.g.a, Jennifer Berman, Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff | Executive Produced by Ryan Heller, Michael Bloom, Maria Zuckerman, Jennifer Semler, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, Neil Shah, Max Silva, Daniel Hank, Ryan Paine, Adrian Tomine

Registration Information

Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to, and receive priority entry at this event. Arts Circle Members are guaranteed access, and receive both priority entry and reserved seating. Email for more.

All Film Independent Members can register for this event starting at 3:00 pm PT on Thursday, July 6. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.


On the day of the event, registered Members may pick up tickets as early as one hour prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may not enter the venue without the Member who registered them present. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.

Masks are recommended, but not required. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor public health guidance.

Landmark Sunset offers three hours of free parking with validation; $2.00 every 15 minutes thereafter, with a daily maximum of $24.00. The garage is open 24 hours – enter from Laurel Ave. or Crescent Heights Blvd.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. Limit one registration per individual, per event.

Attendees are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership/access to future events.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.