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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…

Ahma & Alan

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Ahma & Alan

Directed by James Y. Shih
When Alan, an American teacher working at a kindergarten in Taiwan, is taken in by law enforcement, his…
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…

A Bright Summer Diary

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A Bright Summer Diary

Directed by Lei Lei
A romance film loops in a cinema in Lushan, a souvenir photo is trapped behind glass, and sound…

A Childhood Story

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A Childhood Story

Directed by Tianyi Lu
To honor the death of her grandfather, her family plans to cook braised rabbit, his favorite meal, but…
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.…
Asia Pop!

SDAFF Drive-In! presents GET THE HELL OUT

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SDAFF Drive-In! presents GET THE HELL OUT

Directed by Wang I-Fan
In this horror comedy, a zombie outbreak unleashes mayhem on the Taiwan parliament and unlikely heroes emerge, as…

The Granddaughter Detective

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The Granddaughter Detective

Directed by YuHui (Judie) Yang
Judie's visit to her grandmother sparks a conversation about language barriers, generational gaps, and the resilience of familial…

Heading South

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Heading South

Directed by Yuan Yuan
Young spitfire Chasuna travels from the grasslands of Mongolia to the big city to visit her father for…

Hello From Taiwan

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Hello From Taiwan

Directed by Tiffany Frances
Three young girls have to learn to get along when their family is unsettled by their parents' marital…
Invisible Waves

LOST LOTUS

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LOST LOTUS

Directed by Liu Shu
STARTS TODAY! Wu Yu's life is overturned after her elderly mother is killed in a hit-and-run. Previously a…
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…
Asia Pop!

MY PRINCE EDWARD

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MY PRINCE EDWARD

Directed by Norris Wong
Her boyfriend's proposed. Now Fong needs to get out of a secret marriage but her fake husband has…
Invisible Waves

NOBODY

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NOBODY

Directed by Lin Chun-Hua
A strange, elderly tailor with secrets befriends a young girl intent on exposing her unfaithful father in this…

Out of Place

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Out of Place

Directed by Peier "Tracy" Shen
Parallel stories of two lonely neighbors living side-by-side. Hui studies piano and grapples with her own inadequacy, while…
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…

Smiling Buddha

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Smiling Buddha

Directed by Yu Chu Chang
A young woman struggles to balance her autonomy with her love for her grandma, whose fading memory creates…

Street Angel

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Street Angel

Directed by Michelle Sui
Decked in cheongsam, a wandering songstress unfolds history, memory, and cultural imagination onto a rapidly changing Chinatown.
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…
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…

Valley

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Valley

Directed by Allan Zhang Tran
It’s ditch day in the San Gabriel Valley as two high school seniors realize they might be on…
Asia Pop!

WILD SWORDS

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WILD SWORDS

Directed by Li Yunbo
Tense hunt between a faceless foe and a disappeared swordsman from two bitterly feuding sects, in this ravishing…