Index of Features


Asian American Panorama

200 CIGARETTES FROM NOW

Film

200 CIGARETTES FROM NOW

Directed by Tianyu Ma
Bottles of Bombay Sapphire, an aquarium, and countless LED lights—the neon decor of an overstimulated boredom—adorn this electric…
Special Presentations

7 DAYS

Film

7 DAYS

Directed by Roshan Sethi
Ravi and Rita dutifully go on an arranged blind date. He’s awkward and sincere, while she’s respectfully present,…
Unknown Pleasures

A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING

Film

A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING

Directed by Payal Kapadia
India’s violent legacies of casteism and religious discrimination haunt the grainy black-and-white images in Payal Kapadia’s trance-like feature…
Unknown Pleasures

A RIVER RUNS, TURNS, ERASES, REPLACES

Film

A RIVER RUNS, TURNS, ERASES, REPLACES

Directed by Shengze Zhu
Shengze Zhu’s melancholic meditation on industrialization and homesickness, set at the banks of the Yangtze River in her…
Asian American Panorama

A.RTIFICIAL I.MMORTALITY

Film

A.RTIFICIAL I.MMORTALITY

Directed by Ann Shin
What makes us human? Can it be replicated? If you could preserve your consciousness forever, would you? Award-winning…
Asian American Panorama

ACCEPTED

Film

ACCEPTED

Directed by Dan Chen
T.M. Landry College Preparatory is a legendary Louisiana K-12 school with astonishing rates of college acceptances. As documentarians…
Unknown Pleasures

ALL ABOUT MY SISTERS

Film

ALL ABOUT MY SISTERS

Directed by Wang Qiong
Filmmaker Qiong Wang excavates the dramatic impact of China’s one-child policy on her and her siblings’ upbringings. Approaching…
Asian American Panorama

AMERICANISH

Film

AMERICANISH

Directed by Iman Zawahry
Sam, Mayram, and Ameera—three very different Muslim women from the same family—try to find their own path to…
Asia Pop!

AND SO THE BATON IS PASSED

Film

AND SO THE BATON IS PASSED

Directed by Tetsu Maeda
Chronically unlucky kid Mitan learns to smile when her single dad brings home a vivacious new girlfriend. Meanwhile,…
Asia Pop!

AS WE LIKE IT

Film

AS WE LIKE IT

Directed by Chen Hung-i, Muni Wei
Shakespeare’s comedy of coupling is transplanted into a candy-colored Taiwan of the future, with an all-femme cast. In…
Masters

BARBARIAN INVASION

Film

BARBARIAN INVASION

Directed by Tan Chui Mui
A dramatic actress trains in martial arts for her next role, only to find fact and fiction, film…
Asia Pop!

BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES

Film

BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES

Directed by Junta Yamaguchi
Cafe owner Kato discovers a delay between his computers that enables him to speak with himself, two minutes…
Special Presentations

CATCH THE FAIR ONE

Film

CATCH THE FAIR ONE

Directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka
Boxer Kaylee’s been training for the fight of her life, every punch growing more agile and ferocious than…
Asian American Panorama

CLYTAEMNESTRA

Film

CLYTAEMNESTRA

Directed by Ougie Pak
A South Korean theater troupe gathers in a Greek Airbnb to rehearse scenes from an adaptation of Agamemnon.…
Masters

COME HERE

Film

COME HERE

Directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong
A group of young artists explore a grisly monument to their nation’s past in Anocha Suwichakornpong’s (Mundane History,…
Unknown Pleasures

DAYS BEFORE THE MILLENNIUM

Film

DAYS BEFORE THE MILLENNIUM

Directed by Chang Teng-yuan
Like many Southeast Asian women in the 1990s, Van Tue moves to Taiwan and marries a Taiwanese man,…
Classics Restored

DIM SUM: A LITTLE BIT OF HEART

Film

DIM SUM: A LITTLE BIT OF HEART

Directed by Wayne Wang
Before he directed The Joy Luck Club, Wayne Wang made this underseen family comedy about Chinese American mothers…
Special Presentations

DRIVE MY CAR

Film

DRIVE MY CAR

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Yusuke lives life the way he directs his plays: with precision and purpose. Perhaps it’s a reaction to…
Classics Restored

EXECUTION IN AUTUMN

Film

EXECUTION IN AUTUMN

Directed by Lee Hsing
One of late director Lee Hsing’s most acclaimed works, EXECUTION IN AUTUMN is a chamber drama of riveting…
Asia Pop!

HIT THE ROAD

Film

HIT THE ROAD

Directed by Panah Panahi
Panah Panahi’s unusual family road trip film. Dad’s leg is in a cast while his kid’s mouth is…
Asian American Panorama

I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

Film

I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

Directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi
Facing death, a solitary patriarch comes to terms with the forces that have shaped his life and the…
Asia Pop!

IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE

Film

IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE

Directed by Masaya Tsutsumi
In an attempt to find a way to escape the dullness of unemployment and the dread of a…
Masters

IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE

Film

IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE

Directed by Hong Sang-soo
A former actress returns to Korea after years in the United States, only to find a world familiar…
Asian American Panorama

INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES

Film

INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES

Directed by Geeta Malik
Coming home from UCLA, Alia meets a handsome grocery worker—the very opposite of her crazy rich family’s marital…