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Asian American Panorama

The best of Asian American cinema in all of its colors—from stories of musical ambition and kung-fu revisited to tales of hustle and humor.

Asian American Panorama

SDAFF Drive-In! presents BE WATER

Film

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

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,…
Asian American Panorama

CURTAIN UP!

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

Film

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

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

Film

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

Film

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

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…
Asian American Panorama

EXPORT MY LOVE

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

Film

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

Film

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.…
Asian American Panorama

GYOPO

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

Film

GYOPO

Directed by Samuel Kiehoon Lee
With a French New Wave aesthetic and a killer Korean psychedelic rock soundtrack, a motley mix of Korean…
Asian American Panorama

MU AND THE VANISHING WORLD

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

Film

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…
Asian American Panorama

THE PAPER TIGERS

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

Film

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…