Index of Films

Asia Pop!

HOPE FROZEN

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HOPE FROZEN

Directed by Pailin Wedel
A riveting look at the Naovaratpongs, a family who cryogenically preserved their daughter in the hopes of reviving…
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…
Asian American Panorama

IN THE LAND OF LOST ANGELS

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IN THE LAND OF LOST ANGELS

Directed by Bishrel Mashbat
When two Mongolian American friends in LA need to get rich quick, their plan to ransom a wealthy…
Asia Pop!

IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD SHOW

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IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD SHOW

Directed by Hsieh Nien-Tsu
To appease the mob, a TV executive needs to lower the network’s value as quickly as possible. His…
Asian American Panorama

JADDOLAND

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JADDOLAND

Directed by Nadia Shihab
Filmmaker Nadia Shihab’s smart, inquisitive, and tender look at her mother, Lahib Jaddo, a prolific Iraqi artist living…
Asian American Panorama

JERONIMO

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JERONIMO

Directed by Joseph Juhn
An encounter with a taxi driver unearths the little-known history of Koreans trafficked to Latin America and the…
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…
Asia Pop!

JUST 6.5

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JUST 6.5

Directed by Saeed Roustaee
Through tireless alleyway chases and virulent backroom interrogations, cops try their grittiest to curtail a drug epidemic. Payman…
Asian American Panorama

A KANDAHAR AWAY

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A KANDAHAR AWAY

Directed by Aisha Jamal
Kandahar, Saskatchewan is pretty inconspicuous until Abdul Bari Jamal impulsively buys land for his city-loving kids to remind…
Discoveries

LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING

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LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING

Directed by Kavich Neang
The iconic “White Building” of Phnom Penh, home to 493 families including the director’s own, is set to…
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…
Asian American Panorama

LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN

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LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN

Directed by Valerie Soe
Since the 1960s, the Taiwan government has hosted summer culture camps for young overseas Chinese. But “Love Boat,”…
Asian American Panorama

LUCKY GRANDMA

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LUCKY GRANDMA

Directed by Sasie Sealy
Grandma Wong can’t stand the idea of leaving her Chinatown apartment and moving in to her son’s posh…
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!

MYSTERY KUNG FU THEATRE

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MYSTERY KUNG FU THEATRE

Arm yourself with your best secret handshake and enter the Mystery Kung Fu Theater.
Asian American Panorama

NO DATA PLAN

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NO DATA PLAN

Directed by Miko Revereza
Digital camera in tow, filmmaker Miko Revereza travels by train across the United States capturing fleeting conversations between…
Asia Pop!

NO MERCY

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NO MERCY

Directed by Lim Kyoung-tack
After her parents’ death, In-Ae swore to protect her younger sister. But one day, sis is abducted by…
Special Presentations

THE PARADISE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

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THE PARADISE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Directed by Joseph Mangat, Norbert Shieh, Quyên Nguyen-Le, R.J. Lozada
ENCORE SCREENING Tues 11/12 @ 5p! San Diego has been called many things – including a paradise. It’s…
Discoveries

PRESENT. PERFECT.

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PRESENT. PERFECT.

Directed by Shengzhe Zhu
Shengzhe Zhu takes a deep dive into the phenomena of DIY live-streaming in China and emerges with a…
Asian American Canon

REFUGEE

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REFUGEE

Directed by Spencer Nakasako
Three young Cambodian American men who grew up in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district take a trip to Cambodia…
Asian American Panorama

RITUALS OF RESISTANCE

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RITUALS OF RESISTANCE

Directed by Joy Dietrich, Tenzin Phuntsog
A stunning journey from India to San Diego portrays three generations of Tibetans in exile who adopt wildly…
Asian American Canon

SAVING FACE

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SAVING FACE

Directed by Alice Wu
Surgeon Wil, a closeted lesbian, must suddenly take in her pregnant, unwed mother as a roommate, while hiding…