UPCOMING LIVE Q&A's

To participate in a Live Q&A, just redeem the free ticket and you will be emailed a link to enter the Q&A page, where you can submit questions to the filmmakers live. You must redeem the free Q&A ticket before the scheduled Q&A time.

If you want to join after the Q&A has already begun, you won’t be able to get in, but check out the Pacific Arts Movement Facebook page where we will also be live streaming the Q&A!

Feature Films with Recorded Q&A's!

Enjoy a plethora of conversations in these recordings of LIVE Q&As and pre-recorded Q&As for the following features:

Special Presentations

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…
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…
Asian American Panorama

DEATH OF NINTENDO

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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

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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…
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…
Special Presentations

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,…
Asia Pop!

DRAMA QUEEN

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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

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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.…
Invisible Waves

GAMAK GHAR

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GAMAK GHAR

Directed by Achal Mishra
Upcoming Q&As Pre-Recorded Q&As Past Q&As
Asian American Panorama

GYOPO

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GYOPO

Directed by Samuel Kiehoon Lee
With a French New Wave aesthetic and a killer Korean psychedelic rock soundtrack, a motley mix of Korean…
Surrogate Valentine Trilogy

I WILL MAKE YOU MINE

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I WILL MAKE YOU MINE

Directed by Lynn Chen
Three women rethink their lives when their mutual ex saunters back into town in this musical continuation of…
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…
Special Presentations

MOGUL MOWGLI

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MOGUL MOWGLI

Directed by Bassam Tariq
SCREENS FRI & SAT ONLY! CLOSING FILM - Riz Ahmed plays Zed, an up-and-coming rapper who suddenly falls…
Asian American Panorama

THE PAPER TIGERS

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THE PAPER TIGERS

Directed by Bao Tran
In this action-comedy, coming-of-(middle)-age kung fu flick, three martial arts students reunite after decades apart to find what–or…
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…
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.
Masters

WE HAVE BOOTS

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WE HAVE BOOTS

Directed by Evans Chan
Upcoming Q&As Pre-Recorded Q&As Past Q&As

LIVE Q&As By Day

Short Films with Q&A's!

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…

Alienated

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Alienated

Directed by Seok-Young Yang
A Korean undergrad in California explores body issues and their entanglement with family and being a student abroad.

Basurero

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Basurero

Directed by Eileen Cabiling
Under cover of night, Filipino fisherman Bong has a side hustle dumping trash into the ocean — except…

Beer! Beer!

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Beer! Beer!

Directed by Popo Fan
In this mischievous anti-romance, it’s after hours in Berlin, and clubgoer Tao has attracted Sebastian, a semi-fetishizing vegan…

Big Happiness

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Big Happiness

Directed by Da Hee Kim
The uncanniness of adoption from the POV of the filmmaker, an adult Korean adoptee, navigating awkward dinner table…

Blast Burn

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Blast Burn

Directed by Jonathan Patrick Thomas, Steve Nguyen
With an unusual mix of animation and live sequences, the director tells a personal journey from pain to…

The Boat People

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The Boat People

Directed by Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Set in an unspecified future, the last humans on earth are children on an island named Bataan. While…

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…

Can’t judge〜Corona and the Japanese government 20XX version〜

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Can’t judge〜Corona and the Japanese government 20XX version〜

Directed by Yuri Sasamoto
Slapdash and irrational, an absurdly funny low-fi/sci-fi short about a hapless bureaucrat complicit in a fascist invasion… with…

The Chicken

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The Chicken

Directed by Neo Sora
On a steamy New York day, Japanese immigrant Hiro wanders the city with his cousin, preparing to butcher…

Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss

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Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss

Directed by Sonny Calvento
Vangie turns "mamsir" drudgery into surrealist conspiracy in this hilariously odd department store dystopia.

Forget Alberto For Now

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Forget Alberto For Now

Directed by Beina Xu
Alberto keeps getting refused refugee status. Alberto also keeps refusing to participate in this film (about refugees).

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…

Hajun Blooms

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Hajun Blooms

Directed by Ji Yoon Kim
Evoking queer films of the 40s–90s, repressed queer desire confronts the dark heart of the Church.

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…

Kama’āina (Child of the Land)

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Kama’āina (Child of the Land)

Directed by Kimi Howl Lee
Blending fiction and reality, Mahina, a queer Native Hawaiian teenager is unhoused and navigates a life of stolen…

Kkum

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Kkum

Directed by Kangmin KIM
Styrofoam in its millions of plastic textures sparkle, crumble, and melt as one mom’s superstitious dreams mix with…

Latchkeys

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Latchkeys

Directed by E.C. Timmer
A sweet portrait of optimism amidst loneliness, Jenny spends hours at home alone, practicing dance routines to show…

Michelle

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Michelle

Directed by Kenya Gillespie
Olympic skater Michelle Kwan helps Mao resist neighborhood bullies and build an inner world of pure joy.

Nightcap

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Nightcap

Directed by Nicole De Meneses
A delightfully over-the-top queer vampire film aged 34 years, full-bodied, with a smooth finish.

Negative Two

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Negative Two

Directed by Daniel Chew, Micaela Durand
Endless Grindr. Cruising an empty theater. Gym bodies and mirrors. As young architect Devin wades in a stream…

No Crying At The Dinner Table

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No Crying At The Dinner Table

Directed by Carol Nguyen
A filmmaker cuts deep into silently kept regrets in recorded interviews with her family, then replays them all…

No More Parties

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No More Parties

Directed by Natalie Murao
Rose awkwardly hobbles through a night of karaoke with her friends… well, make that “friends”… only to stumble…

Novena

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Novena

Directed by Nolan Valerio
Teresa comes to terms with her father's death while reconciling "losing her religion" and her desire to escape…

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…

Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on The Still Trembling Berlin Wall

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Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on The Still Trembling Berlin Wall

Directed by Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke
In a cinematic world where heroes sound heroic and villains sound villainous, Jit teaches Ang to find her…

Red Ladies

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Red Ladies

Directed by Parida Tantiwasadakran
Somewhere deep in Orange County, a daughter hilariously tries to sabotage her mother's campaign to become the first…

The Rose of Manila

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The Rose of Manila

Directed by Alex Westfall
What is love when made real? Beauty. Archival footage and reenactment evoke a formative moment in the life…

Sixteen

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Sixteen

Directed by Nahyeon Lee
With an unplanned pregnancy and a strained relationship with her mother, life is not the K-pop fantasy Yaejin…

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…

Standing Above The Clouds

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Standing Above The Clouds

Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee
Matriarchal power shines in this fascinating doc featuring elder women and the next generation resisting the building of…

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.

Tiger and Ox

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Tiger and Ox

Directed by Seunghee Kim
Narrated with a lively sense of recollection and emotion, a daughter’s memory of growing up comes up against…

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…

We Still Have to Close Our Eyes

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We Still Have to Close Our Eyes

Directed by John Torres
Footage and outtakes from behind the scenes of various Filipino productions (including those of Lav Diaz and Erik…

Yai Nin

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Yai Nin

Directed by Champ Ensminger
Under a halo of hairspray and feminine swagger, Nin is not your everyday sausage tycoon.

Zoe and Hanh

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Zoe and Hanh

Directed by Kim Tran
Zoe’s sex life is exposed when her conservative mother tracks her whereabouts in this awkward raunchy culture clash…
Shorts

SHORTS: ECHOPLEX

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SHORTS: ECHOPLEX

Inventive films that change the format and spin the artifacts, annals, and echoes of all that’s left behind.
Shorts

SHORTS: REEL VOICES

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SHORTS: REEL VOICES

Nine filmmakers, nine stories exploring filmmaking from the teen perspective. From our Reel Voices documentary filmmaking program.
Shorts

SHORTS: TAIWAN <‐> AMERICA

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SHORTS: TAIWAN <‐> AMERICA

Americans in Taiwan, Taiwanese in America, and all the messy, awkward, and sentimental combinations of familial and cinematic…