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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.

Blue Garden

Film Blue Garden Directed by Natalie Murao Recollections of her grandfather’s tomato garden uncover hidden histories in Natalie Murao’s hybrid doc-animation about intergenerational memories of…

I Love You, Your Kamo

Film I Love You, Your Kamo Directed by Isaac Kau A woman recounts the milestones of a love that spanned—and was at times separated by—the continents.

In the Beginning, Woman was the Sun

Film In the Beginning, Woman was the Sun Directed by Sylvia Schedelbauer A pulsing, flowering monument-in-light to Japanese sufragettes and feminists.

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…


Film Sappukei Directed by Chun Wang, Hikky Chen Capturing reverberations, disorientations, and sculptures beyond time, a Japanese director wanders Saigon after losing her lead.

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…