Genre

Drama

Asia Pop!

THE 12TH SUSPECT

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THE 12TH SUSPECT

Directed by Ko Myoungsung
Nearly completely set in the tense confines of an ordinary cafe, this political whodunit swirls with post-Korean War…
Asian American Panorama

AMERICAN WOMAN

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AMERICAN WOMAN

Directed by Semi Chellas
Inspired by the Patty Hearst kidnapping, a Japanese American radical must decide whether to protect the granddaughter of…
Masters

BALLOON

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BALLOON

Directed by Pema Tseden
Contraceptives become contraband as a sheepraising couple on the Tibetan grasslands tries to avoid fines from China’s birth…
Asia Pop!

BRAVE FATHER ONLINE: OUR STORY OF FINAL FANTASY XIV

Film

BRAVE FATHER ONLINE: OUR STORY OF FINAL FANTASY XIV

Directed by Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Teruo Noguchi
Akio desires a stronger relationship with his stoic dad – so what’s a millennial to do? Befriend him…
Masters

CASTLE OF DREAMS

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CASTLE OF DREAMS

Directed by Reza Mirkarimi
An ex-con named Jalal reluctantly takes custody of his estranged young children after their mother falls deathly ill.…
Asian American Canon

COLMA: THE MUSICAL

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COLMA: THE MUSICAL

Directed by Richard Wong
Director's Cut. The sleepy cemetery city of Colma is no haven for gays, artists, and dreamers. What better…
Asian American Panorama

DRIVEWAYS

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DRIVEWAYS

Directed by Andrew Ahn
While cleaning out the house of her late estranged sister, Kathy (played by the great Hong Chau) finds…
Asian American Panorama

EMPTY BY DESIGN

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EMPTY BY DESIGN

Directed by Andrea A Walter
Feeling foreign in a country that is supposed to be home, a lonely stuntman and broken hearted grad…
Asia Pop!

FAGARA

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FAGARA

Directed by Heiward Mak
After her father dies, Acacia discovers she has two half sisters when she sees chats with them on…
Masters

FAREWELL SONG

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FAREWELL SONG

Directed by Akihiko Shiota
A love triangle can only simmer for so long before complications set in. And so a beloved pop…
Discoveries

A FIRST FAREWELL

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A FIRST FAREWELL

Directed by Wang Lina
In this tender ode to Uyghur life, young farmboy Isa tries to hold it all together with the…
Discoveries

A FRENCH WOMAN

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A FRENCH WOMAN

Directed by Kim Hee-jung
Once a promising actor, middle-aged Mira heads straight from a divorce and a lifetime in Paris to reunite…
Asia Pop!

GOODBYE MOTHER

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GOODBYE MOTHER

Directed by Trinh Dinh Le Minh
In this poignant drama, when Nau Van must leave the US and return to Vietnam for his father’s…
Asia Pop!

HEAVY CRAVING

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HEAVY CRAVING

Directed by Hsieh Pei-ju
Ying-Juan just wants to be recognized for her cooking. Despite the popular dishes she cooks for kids, she’s…
Masters

THE HORSE THIEF

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THE HORSE THIEF

Directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang
Navigating his Buddhist faith and the pressures to feed his family, Norbu turns to stealing horses. For years…
Discoveries

THE HOUSE OF US

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THE HOUSE OF US

Directed by Yoon Ga-eun
Fed up with her parents’ fighting, 12-year-old Ha-Na finds solace in friendship with two young sisters she meets…
Asian American Canon

IN THE FAMILY

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IN THE FAMILY

Directed by Patrick Wang
Undeterred by bigotry and armed with nothing but decency and the help of good friends, Joey faces an…
Asia Pop!

JOHN DENVER TRENDING

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JOHN DENVER TRENDING

Directed by Arden Rod Condez
A bullied boy from the lower class is accused of stealing his schoolmate’s iPad. Set in a rural…
Asian American Panorama

LINGUA FRANCA

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LINGUA FRANCA

Directed by Isabel Sandoval
Director and lead actress Isabel Sandoval ignites the screen with this tense drama about an undocumented Filipina transwoman…
Discoveries

MANOHAR & I

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MANOHAR & I

Directed by Amitabha Chaterji
A love note to storytelling and the everyday people of Calcutta, an unlikely friendship develops between a young…
Asia Pop!

SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS

Film

SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS

Directed by Teng Congcong
Society tells Sheng Nan her life’s over because she doesn’t have a husband. A doctor’s report has even…
Masters

SO LONG, MY SON

Film

SO LONG, MY SON

Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai
The three decades following the Cultural Revolution are traced by the strange fates of two families – once…
Asian American Panorama

STRAY DOLLS

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STRAY DOLLS

Directed by Sonejuhi Sinha
Riz left a secret life in India only to end up cleaning rooms at a sketchy motel in…
Asia Pop!

SUMMER OF CHANGSHA

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SUMMER OF CHANGSHA

Directed by Zu Feng
A cop has already put in his resignation letter when a severed arm in a river brings him…
Masters

THREE MAKES A WHOLE

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THREE MAKES A WHOLE

Directed by Zero Chou
Zero Chou pays tribute to director Liu Li-li with a biopic in the mode of the soapy melodramas…
Special Presentations

TO LIVE TO SING

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TO LIVE TO SING

Directed by Johnny Ma
Zhao Li lives for Sichuan opera but knows not everyone does. Only the elderly still show up for…
Masters

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

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TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
While on assignment in Uzbekistan, a Japanese reporter confronts her own biases while partaking in a series of…
Discoveries

VAI

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VAI

Directed by ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Amberley Jo Aumua, Becs Arahanga, Dianna Fuemana, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Matasila Freshwater, Miria George, Nicole Whippy
From the producers of Waru, the profound and poetic life story of Vai--from struggling young girl to ceremonial…
Asia Pop!

WILD GOOSE LAKE

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WILD GOOSE LAKE

Directed by Diao Yinan
A wounded gangland boss becomes the subject of an epic manhunt after petty grievances over criminal territory erupts…
Discoveries

WILD SPARROW

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WILD SPARROW

Directed by Shih Li
Deep in the Taiwan mountains, quiet young Han’s life with his great grandma is interrupted when his absentee…
Asian American Panorama

YELLOW ROSE

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YELLOW ROSE

Directed by Diane Paragas
Country musical meets immigration road story as 17-year-old undocumented Rose chases music stardom while looking over her shoulder…