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Bigger Is Better

Film Bigger Is Better Directed by Larry Tung A revealing look at the history, culture, and body politics of Asia’s bear subculture.
Unknown Pleasures


Film BLUE ISLAND Directed by Chan Tze Woon Through a mix of interviews, archival footage, and reenactment, recent protests for self-determination are knitted into Hong Kong’s…

In the Big Yard Inside the Teeny-Weeny Pocket

Film In the Big Yard Inside the Teeny-Weeny Pocket Directed by Yoko Yuki Featuring cryptic, puzzle-in-a-puzzle lines like "the cabbage on the roof goes kaboom,” this hand-drawn, totally freewheeling animation is…
Asia Pop!


Film LESSON IN MURDER Directed by Kazuya Shiraishi College student Masaya receives a letter that disturbs and tantalizes him. It’s from a famous serial killer now…
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Film STONEWALLING Directed by Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka Lynn has big plans for learning English and becoming a flight attendant. Having a baby with her unreliable…

Sugar Glass Bottle

Film Sugar Glass Bottle Directed by Neo Sora In this stylish neo-noir set in a near-future Tokyo, two teenage boys planning a prank discover the hard…
Asia Pop!


Film THE FISH TALE Directed by Shuichi Okita Loosely based on the life of celebrity marine biologist Sakana-kun, THE FISH TALE follows Meebo, who pursues a…

The Round Chessboard

Film The Round Chessboard Directed by Nobukazu Kawabata Filmed in one take, three friends—possibly out of this world—discuss flying to space.

The Song of Rain

Film The Song of Rain Directed by Tetsuichiro Tsuta Two men—one urban, the other rural—share life in a modernist Earthship in the Japanese countryside. Their survivalist routines:…

The Voice Actress

Film The Voice Actress Directed by Anna J. Takayama Kingyo, a voice actress in Tokyo, bestows delightful and unearthly voices to cartoon characters. The world of voice…