Index of Feature Films

After Life

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Special Presentations

76 DAYS

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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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…
Masters

AFTER MY HOMECOMING

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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AFTER MY HOMECOMING

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Playing a fictionalized version of herself, actress Kasumi Arimura visits her mother at home on her unexpected day…
Masters

ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID

Directed by Yuya Ishii
Atsuhisa’s quiet life is shattered when he catches his wife with another man. A series of tragic events…
After Life

ARCHIVING TIME

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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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

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

Film

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,…
Invisible Waves

BLACK MILK

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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BLACK MILK

Directed by Uisenma Borchu
Wessi awakens taboo attractions and unruly impulses when she leaves her life in Germany to reunite with her…
Asian American Panorama

THE CELINE ARCHIVE

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

Film

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,…
Masters

CHASING DREAM

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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CHASING DREAM

Directed by Johnnie To
MMA fighter Tiger decides to help aspiring pop star Cuckoo get onto a singing show and destroy her…
After Life

THE CHESS GAME OF THE WIND

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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THE CHESS GAME OF THE WIND

Directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani
The passing of a wealthy matriarch leaves conniving would-be heirs jockeying for power in this long-unavailable tale of…
Asian American Panorama

CURTAIN UP!

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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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…
Surrogate Valentine Trilogy

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

Directed by Dave Boyle
When a heartbroken Goh Nakamura love-clicks with fellow musician Yea-Ming Chen, he decides to test fate and find…
Masters

DAYS

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

Film

DAYS

Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
One man encounters another in Thailand. Tsai Ming-liang’s wordless meditation to the fleeting beauty of everyday details and…
Asian American Panorama

DEATH OF NINTENDO

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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DEATH OF NINTENDO

Directed by Raya Martin
This delightful and nostalgic coming-of-age film chronicles the crusades of a group of friends as they navigate growing…
Asian American Panorama

DEFINITION PLEASE

Available to watch
Oct 24 12:00 am - Oct 24 11:59 pm

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DEFINITION PLEASE

Directed by Sujata Day
Other former Spelling Bee champs go on to glory. Monica Choudry hasn't left her mom's house. With her…
Jia Zhang-ke Artist Trilogy

DONG

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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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

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

Film

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…
Special Presentations

DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL

Available to watch
Oct 25 12:00 am - Oct 25 11:59 pm

Film

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,…
Asia Pop!

DRAMA QUEEN

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

Film

DRAMA QUEEN

Directed by Kay Nguyen
When a transgender woman witnesses a murder, she finds safety in...a beauty pageant! That is, until the villains…
Asian American Panorama

EXPORT MY LOVE

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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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

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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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.…
Invisible Waves

GAMAK GHAR

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

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GAMAK GHAR

Directed by Achal Mishra
Immediately after the feature, ticket holders can enjoy a pre-recorded bonus Q&A with director Achal Mishra! New Voices in India Cinema Award,...
Masters

GENUS PAN

Available to watch
Oct 23 12:00 am - Oct 31 11:59 pm

Film

GENUS PAN

Directed by Lav Diaz
In Lav Diaz’s scathing allegory for mankind’s innate cruelty, three Filipino miners travel back to their island home…