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THE 12TH SUSPECT

Film

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…

A Room of One’s Own

Film

A Room of One’s Own

Directed by Jeong Han
A lonely wife and former writer rents an idyllic room as a form of escape.

Air Conditioner in Panmunjeom

Film

Air Conditioner in Panmunjeom

Directed by Lee Tae-hun
Temperatures and political tensions comically escalate as a South Korean repairman must fix a broken AC dangerously close…

Alien

Film

Alien

Directed by Jegwang Yeon
When the friend of a young factory worker dies during an immigration raid, trying to honor the dead…

Dong Kae (My Little One)

Film

Dong Kae (My Little One)

Directed by Steven Go
On the way to drop off his grandson, a grandfather loses contact with him in a crowded marketplace.

Empty

Film

Empty

Directed by Kim Min Jae
A middle aged restaurant worker with a slacker husband discovers she’s pregnant. She also has an annoying boss,…
Discoveries

A FRENCH WOMAN

Film

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…
Asian American Panorama

GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP

Film

GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP

Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
Thirty years after the Korean War, South Korea emerged as the leader in international adoption, despite a flourishing…

Gong Ju

Film

Gong Ju

Directed by Jerome Yoo
The Princess of the school builds a new Queendom when she is forced to move from South Korea…

Hands and Wings

Film

Hands and Wings

Directed by Sungbin Byun
Startling and provocative, a rarely seen look at queer desire and disability, portrayed with all its life force,…
Discoveries

THE HOUSE OF US

Film

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 Panorama

JERONIMO

Film

JERONIMO

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

Jesa

Film

Jesa

Directed by Kyungwon Song
A filmmaker’s parents' vastly different feelings about the traditional Korean memorial ceremony are humorously captured in stop motion.

Mother-in-law

Film

Mother-in-law

Directed by Shin Seung Eun
After a Korean mother finds an unexpected roommate at her daughter’s apartment, she decides to make her a…
Asia Pop!

NO MERCY

Film

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

Film

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…

Pepper

Film

Pepper

Directed by Jayil Pak
Preference for male children is thrown upside down when a Korean birth goddess in a maternity ward encounters…
Asian American Panorama

SUNRISE/SUNSET

Film

SUNRISE/SUNSET

Directed by Ougie Pak
Yeon Jae visits Min Suk in New York City, hoping to pick up the teenage romance where it…

To Each Your Sarah

Film

To Each Your Sarah

Directed by Deokgeun Kim
Abandoned by her husband, a former queen bee suffers through hazing and nausea to work at an intestine…

Umbilical

Film

Umbilical

Directed by Danski Tang
Through striking visuals, a Chinese mother and daughter reassess their lives, uncovering in a beautifully candid conversation what…