Index of Films

Asian American Panorama

ORIGIN STORY

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ORIGIN STORY

Directed by Kulap Vilaysack
At 14, Kulap discovered that the man she called father was in fact not. Now a successful entertainer,…
Discoveries

THE RETURN

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THE RETURN

Directed by Malene Choi
Fact and fiction swirl around in this deeply touching experimental doc which follows Karoline and Thomas far from…
Masters

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: ASYNC AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY

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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: ASYNC AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY

Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible
Legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant, The Last Emperor) performs his latest and most personal work, the acclaimed…
Masters

SHOPLIFTERS

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SHOPLIFTERS

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Scrambling just below the radar is a rag-tag family that subsists on petty thievery. When they decide to…
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: ANIMATION SENSATION

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SHORTS: ANIMATION SENSATION

Embark on a fantastic trip through worlds unknown from family birthmarks, mysterious forests, and lively women divers in this...
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: CAN’T HOLD IT ANYMORE

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SHORTS: CAN’T HOLD IT ANYMORE

Overfull bladders, unibrow harassment, cranky grandparents, audacious women, and the neverending taunt of the claw machine. Shorts about...
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERIES COMPETITION

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SHORTS: INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERIES COMPETITION

Cinema proves to be the cruelest intoxicant in these ravishing new shorts that capture the eye, ear, and...
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: NSFW – NOT SAFE FOR WUSSIES

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SHORTS: NSFW – NOT SAFE FOR WUSSIES

From dark K-town host bars to a cat in plastic conehead, strange tensions and unusual desires redefine safety...
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: OCTOPUS RUPTURE

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SHORTS: OCTOPUS RUPTURE

A salty explosion of the irreverent and fantastic mixed with breakdowns, probings, sci-fi, and revolutionary food. Literal ruptures...
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: OVERNIGHT SHIPPING

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SHORTS: OVERNIGHT SHIPPING

Imagine Bruce Lee’s Game of Death except instead of Kareem at the top of the pagoda… it’s Love....
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: QUEER ACTUALLY

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SHORTS: QUEER ACTUALLY

From a hockey rink and dance club to a mother’s funeral, the emotions that bind crash upon life’s...
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: REEL VOICES

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SHORTS: REEL VOICES

Mental health, cultural identity, and homelessness are just some of the diverse topics addressed in this impressive collection...
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: SECRET UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS

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SHORTS: SECRET UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS

Consider these shorts as messages to the world, smuggled out on a secret USB, embedded in artificial contact...
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: SERVING LIFE

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SHORTS: SERVING LIFE

From reenactments of Duterte’s unofficial killings, a single mother wrestling with lice, and a hilarious game of telephone,...
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: SHORTS FOR SHORTIES!

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SHORTS: SHORTS FOR SHORTIES!

A selection of family-friendly shorts to empower and excite the coming generation of bright, young dreamers and achievers....
Short Film Programs

SHORTS: WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM?

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SHORTS: WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM?

Surprising stories of the Asian diaspora outside the US context – from a little-known Cuban Korean hero, interred...
Discoveries

SIGNAL ROCK

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SIGNAL ROCK

Directed by Chito S.Roño
Set in the 90’s on a remote Filipino island, Intoy begins to connect the dots between his dwindling…
Discoveries

SIR

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SIR

Directed by Rohena Gera
A delicate and charming story of thwarted love as widowed villager Ratna takes a Mumbai job as a…
Asian American Panorama

STAYCATION

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STAYCATION

Directed by Tanuj Chopra
Sex, more sex, indecent proposals, and Indian food tensions punctuate every minute of Tanuj Chopra’s latest dramedy about…
Asia Pop!

SUNSET IN MY HOMETOWN

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SUNSET IN MY HOMETOWN

Directed by Lee Joon-ik
Hak-Soo’s big chance to succeed as a rapper is interrupted when his father suddenly falls ill and he…
Discoveries

TEN YEARS JAPAN

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TEN YEARS JAPAN

Directed by Akiyo Fujimora, Chie Hayakawa, Kei Ishikawa, Megumi Tsuno, Yusuke Kinoshita
Produced by Kore-eda, a speculative omnibus from five top and emerging Japanese filmmakers who imagine their country in…
Discoveries

TEN YEARS TAIWAN

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TEN YEARS TAIWAN

Directed by Hsieh Pei-Ju, Kek Huat Lau, Lekal Sumi Cilangasan, Lu Po-Shun, Rina B. Tsou
Cloaked in poetic sci-fi, mockumentary and high style, five up-and-coming filmmakers depict in futuristic terms the fallout from…
Discoveries

TEN YEARS THAILAND

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TEN YEARS THAILAND

Directed by Aditya Assarat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Chulayarnon Siriphol, Wisit Sasanatieng
With current political uncertainty suggesting dystopic futures, four Thai filmmakers (including a few juggernauts) imagine their country in…
Discoveries

THE THIRD WIFE

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THE THIRD WIFE

Directed by Ash Mayfair
Set in 19th century Vietnam, 14-year-old May is the third wife of a wealthy landowner. As she adjusts…