Index of Films

Special Presentations

OPENING NIGHT FILM: LITTLE FOREST

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OPENING NIGHT FILM: LITTLE FOREST

Directed by Yim Soon-rye
When Hye-won flees Seoul’s empty calories and daily humiliations, she returns to her rural town with a voracious…
Special Presentations

CENTERPIECE FILM: INVENTING TOMORROW

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CENTERPIECE FILM: INVENTING TOMORROW

Directed by Laura Nix
Science mixes with young adult passion in this exhilarating dose of hope and Inspector Gadget genius. Teens from…
Special Presentations

CLOSING NIGHT FILM: RAMEN SHOP

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CLOSING NIGHT FILM: RAMEN SHOP

Directed by Eric Khoo
A cinematic turducken of food movie wrapped in a love story marinated by Singapore’s multi-ethnic history. Two iconic…
Asian American Panorama

1985

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1985

Directed by Yen Tan
It’s the Bible Belt during the AIDS crisis and Adrian is returning home for Xmas for possibly the…
Masters

3 FACES

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3 FACES

Directed by Jafar Panahi
Banned filmmaker Jafar Panahi (This is Not a Film) turns on his camera again, this time to probe…
Discoveries

ANOTE’S ARK

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ANOTE’S ARK

Directed by Matthieu Rytz
Global warming, increasing typhoons, and rising tide levels threaten to submerge the Pacific Island nation Kiribati and 4,000…
Discoveries

ASAKO I & II

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ASAKO I & II

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Asako’s first love is a fantasy lifted from the movies: he’s cruelly handsome, heart-stoppingly passionate. Two years later,…
Masters

ASH IS PUREST WHITE

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ASH IS PUREST WHITE

Directed by Jia Zhang-ke
In the heat of panic, Qiao fires a gun to protect the man she loves. For him, she…
Asian American Panorama

AUGUST AT AKIKO’S

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AUGUST AT AKIKO’S

Directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi
Saxophone in hand, Alex goes searching for his grandparents on the Big Island, only to discover they have…
Asian American Panorama

BETWEEN TIDES

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BETWEEN TIDES

Directed by Masa Fox
As the Bonin Islands passed back and forth between US and Japan rule after WWII, for a young…
Asia Pop!

BIG BROTHER

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BIG BROTHER

Directed by Kam Ka-Wai
Donnie Yen puts the danger in Dangerous Minds as the martial arts superstar plays a US Marine returning…
Asian American Panorama

THE BIG HOUSE

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THE BIG HOUSE

Directed by Alex Brenner, Audrey Meyers, Britty Bonine, Catie DeWitt, Daniel Kahn, Dylan Hancook, Hannah Noel, Jacob Rich, Kazuhiro Soda, Kevin Tocco, Markus Nornes, Rachael Kerr, Sarika Tyagi, Sean Moore, Terri Sarris, V. Prasad, Vesal Stoakley
Endorphins flood the senses in this observational doc about UMich’s football stadium, which hosts a jaw-dropping 100,000 visitors.…
Asian American Panorama

BITTER MELON

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BITTER MELON

Directed by H.P. Mendoza
A dark revenge comedy featuring a Filipino American family overcoming domestic violence demons with the worst son ever.…
Asian American Panorama

BLOWIN’ UP

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BLOWIN’ UP

Directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal
Deep in Queens, Judge Toko Serita has created a courtroom remarkably uninterested in crime. A space where women…
Asian American Panorama

A BREAD FACTORY, PART ONE

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A BREAD FACTORY, PART ONE

Directed by Patrick Wang
A multi-purpose arts space, run by an old couple and an omnipresent child projectionist, stands up against a…
Asian American Panorama

A BREAD FACTORY, PART TWO

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A BREAD FACTORY, PART TWO

Directed by Patrick Wang
The threads, so precisely woven in Part One, start to show their seams in Part Two, and the…
Asia Pop!

BROTHER OF THE YEAR

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BROTHER OF THE YEAR

Directed by Vithaya Thongyuyong
Jane and Chut are siblings filled with mutual hate since childhood. Now adults, Jane is super successful while…
Asian American Panorama

BUFFALO BOYS

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BUFFALO BOYS

Directed by Mike Wiluan
Smoke-filled, action-packed, dust-covered Indonesian spin on the classic western. In the 19th century, American-born Indonesian gunslingers return to…
Asian American Panorama

CALL HER GANDA

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CALL HER GANDA

Directed by PJ Raval
Transgender woman Jennifer Laude is found dead in a motel bathroom in the Philippines, last seen with an…
Asia Pop!

DEAD PIGS

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DEAD PIGS

Directed by Cathy Yan
In a world where money is everything, how do you keep your soul? Based on true events, an…
Masters

DEAD SOULS

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DEAD SOULS

Directed by Wang Bing
Survivors of China’s Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957-59 recount, with unflinching straightforwardness, the terrors of their imprisonment, the mundane…
Asia Pop!

DEAR EX

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DEAR EX

Directed by Chih-Yen Hsu, Mag Hsu
Sanlian is left bewildered after her husband asks for a divorce and his sudden death reveals the beneficiary…
Masters

DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS

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DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS

Directed by Tsui Hark
The Tang Dynasty’s most beloved sleuth returns to the big screen to outsmart secular and supernatural forces, while…
Masters

A FAMILY TOUR

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A FAMILY TOUR

Directed by Ying Liang
A dissident Chinese filmmaker exiled in Hong Kong finds a way for her young son to meet the…