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Special Presentations

CLOSING NIGHT FILM: RAMEN SHOP

Film

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…

A FAREWELL

Film

A FAREWELL

Directed by Yifei He
After his death, young Han Chinese woman explores her grandfather's Muslim faith, turning heads and revealing neglected family…
Masters

ASH IS PUREST WHITE

Film

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

BLOWIN’ UP

Film

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…
Asia Pop!

DEAD PIGS

Film

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

Film

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

Film

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

Film

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…

DOWN THERE

Film

DOWN THERE

Directed by Zhengfan Yang
Mysterious sounds trigger cruel indifference, reluctant concern, and more in this mesmerizing and thrilling view outside the rear…
Masters

A FAMILY TOUR

Film

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…
Discoveries

FATHER TO SON

Film

FATHER TO SON

Directed by Hsiao Ya-Chuan
Taiwan’s emerald alleyways and small town merchants are the backdrop for this meditative drama intertwining several families with…

FINDING HOME

Film

FINDING HOME

Directed by Abraham Troen
A revealing look at the journey of Brandon, who gave up family, friends, and a job in China…
Discoveries

GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY

Film

GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY

Directed by Yang Mingming
Director-actor Yang Mingming’s feisty new feature pits the cranky crackling wits of mother and daughter, both struggling writers…

GOOD HANDS GOOD FEET

Film

GOOD HANDS GOOD FEET

Directed by Marshall Law
Coffee in a sling, cat in a cone, $30M for a feet job – what more does one…
Asia Pop!

HOW LONG WILL I LOVE U

Film

HOW LONG WILL I LOVE U

Directed by Su Lun
In this time traveling screwball romcom, bootstrapped strangers Xiao and Lu wake up in the same bed, toggling…

JIEJIE

Film

JIEJIE

Directed by Feng I Fiona Roan
Lice sets the tense stage for a recently immigrated single mother and two daughters, who bicker and boil…
Asia Pop!

A LAND IMAGINED

Film

A LAND IMAGINED

Directed by Yeo Siew Hua
In this breathtaking Singaporean noir, the black heart of the criminal underworld isn’t drugs but sand, used to…
Asian American Panorama

LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY

Film

LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY

Directed by Frank W Chen
Former New York Yankees pitcher and “Pride of Taiwan,” Chien-Ming Wang, finds himself without a job in Major…

LILY’S PAIN STORE

Film

LILY’S PAIN STORE

Directed by Chen Li
When a stylish shopgirl in Beijing becomes obsessed with a neighborhood "Pain Store" selling artisanal torture tinctures, experiments…
Asia Pop!

MEN ON THE DRAGON

Film

MEN ON THE DRAGON

Directed by Sunny Chan
Lacking teamwork, Andy Lau tickets, and muscle tone in general, four aging telecom workers jump into a dragon…

NAI NAI

Film

NAI NAI

Directed by Wyatt Wu
An embedded camera lives with the filmmaker’s grandma, riveting us with her strong will, electric scenes of reckoning,…

ONE LAST TASTE

Film

ONE LAST TASTE

Directed by Yucong Chen
The bittersweet taste of the last bite of your grandma’s dumplings.

SUMMER ORANGE

Film

SUMMER ORANGE

Directed by Chen Xu
A delicate love pentagon with filmmaking, as a Chinese director struggles to shoot a film in the US,…
Discoveries

TEN YEARS TAIWAN

Film

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…
Asia Pop!

XIAO MEI

Film

XIAO MEI

Directed by Maren Hwang
Nine points of view filmed as nine different genres make up this ambitious portrait of a young elusive…
Special Presentations

MOON FASCINATING, BIRD SWEET

Film

MOON FASCINATING, BIRD SWEET

Directed by Richard Chen Yao-Chi
CELLULOID JUKEBOX This program features two of director Richard Chen’s landmark films of youth in Taiwan. A newly-restored…
Special Presentations

THE TRAIN HAMASEN

Film

THE TRAIN HAMASEN

Directed by Lai Kuan-Yuan
VIRTUAL REALITY Overlapping various eras and bringing together different corners of ethnic life, this innovative VR piece is…
Special Presentations

YOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPLE SUCKS

Film

YOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPLE SUCKS

Directed by John Hsu
VIRTUAL REALITY Traditional beliefs and new technologies clash in this hilarious short about a man who's told by…