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76 DAYS

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76 DAYS

Directed by Hao Wu, Weixi Chen & Anonymous
OPENING FILM - This miraculous documentary, set in Wuhan hospitals during the 76 days the city was on…
After Life

ARCHIVING TIME

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ARCHIVING TIME

Directed by Lu Yuan-chi
Film restorationists at the Taiwan Film Institute walk us through the process of re-discovering and re-juvenating a national…
Asia Pop!

ASSASSINS

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ASSASSINS

Directed by Ryan White
Perfect killers or accidental pawns? Real-life spy thriller as two women wipe a toxin on Kim Jong-un's brother's…
Asian American Panorama

SDAFF Drive-In! presents BE WATER

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SDAFF Drive-In! presents BE WATER

Directed by Bao Nguyen
With interviews, outtakes, and glorious archival footage, a dynamic and crucial look at Bruce Lee as an icon,…
Asian American Panorama

THE CELINE ARCHIVE

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THE CELINE ARCHIVE

Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu
The ghost of one Celine haunts another as filmmaker Celine Parreñas Shimizu uncovers a 1932 Filipino-American community pushing,…
Asian American Panorama

CURTAIN UP!

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CURTAIN UP!

Directed by Hui Tong, Kelly Ng
Students at a NYC Chinatown elementary school work, play, and sing through a theatrical production of Frozen, while…
Jia Zhang-ke Artist Trilogy

DONG

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DONG

Directed by Jia Zhang-ke
A companion piece to Jia Zhang-ke’s monumental Still Life, Jia follows famed painter Liu Xiadong as he paints…
Asian American Panorama

THE DONUT KING

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THE DONUT KING

Directed by Alice Gu
Meet Ted Ngoy, the tenacious refugee behind the pink box who is single-handedly responsible for the fact that…
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DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL

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DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL

Directed by Ursula Liang
CENTERPIECE FILM - After the murder of the unarmed Akai Gurley by Peter Liang, a Chinese American cop,…
Asian American Panorama

EXPORT MY LOVE

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EXPORT MY LOVE

Directed by Jinglin Li
This cross-continental documentary follows Chinese-American Jany Murphy, part matchmaker, part modern day Cyrano de Bergerac, as she tries…
Asian American Panorama

FINDING YINGYING

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FINDING YINGYING

Directed by Jiayan "Jenny" Shi
In June 2017, Yingying Zhang, a Chinese visiting scholar, mysteriously vanished from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.…
Masters

LOVE AND DEATH IN MONTMARTRE

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LOVE AND DEATH IN MONTMARTRE

Directed by Evans Chan
This fantasy romance/real-life documentary reveals the story, secrets, and longings of Qiu Miaojin, a lesbian Taiwanese writer who…
Invisible Waves

ME AND THE CULT LEADER

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ME AND THE CULT LEADER

Directed by Atsushi Sakahara
Twenty-five years later, a victim of the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack takes a long journey of reckoning…
Asia Pop!

MEMORIES TO CHOKE ON, DRINKS TO WASH THEM DOWN

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MEMORIES TO CHOKE ON, DRINKS TO WASH THEM DOWN

Directed by Kate Reilly, Leung Ming Kai
Four delightful vignettes capture the complex heart of Hong Kong as its people -- young and old, local…
Asian American Panorama

MU AND THE VANISHING WORLD

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MU AND THE VANISHING WORLD

Directed by Jessica W. Leung, Paco Beltrán
Mu, a Kayan woman from Myanmar, leaves her life as a tourist attraction in Thailand and resettles in…
Invisible Waves

THE REASON WHY I’M HOME.

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THE REASON WHY I’M HOME.

Directed by Chang Ming Yu
Chen-yun returns home for the first time in five years to deal with the fallout of her estranged…
Invisible Waves

STRAY

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STRAY

Directed by Elizabeth Lo
Filmed over two years, STRAY follows the resourceful and brave stray dogs of Istanbul. Charismatic mutt Zeytin mixes…
Jia Zhang-ke Artist Trilogy

SWIMMING OUT TILL THE SEA TURNS BLUE

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SWIMMING OUT TILL THE SEA TURNS BLUE

Directed by Jia Zhang-ke
Focusing on four authors spanning modern China, Jia Zhang-ke sketches literary culture onto a turbulent history, the rural…
Masters

A THOUSAND CUTS

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A THOUSAND CUTS

Directed by Ramona S. Diaz
Ramona Diaz's blistering look at investigative journalist Maria Ressa’s relentless stand against Duterte.
Jia Zhang-ke Artist Trilogy

USELESS

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USELESS

Directed by Jia Zhang-ke
Jia Zhang-ke’s ode to fashion–a textile factory, a designer, and a tailor–in a China where nothing is ever…
Masters

WE HAVE BOOTS

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WE HAVE BOOTS

Directed by Evans Chan
Immediately after the feature, ticket holders can enjoy a pre-recorded bonus Q&A with director Evans Chan and film subject Alex Chow!...