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Special Events

Opening Night Receptions


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Member pre-screening reception at Ultra-Star Cinemas from 6:15PM-7:45PM.

Post-screening reception at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse immediately following the screening. Drinks and appetizers available at happy hour pricing. FREE for passholders and ANITA ticket holders.



Special Presentation

RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now Book Event

Saturday, April 23, 2022

5:00PM: Panel discussion with the book’s authors.*

*RISE authors in attendance are TBD.

6:00PM: Post-panel outdoor reception at UltraStar Cinemas for ticketed guests. Buy a copy of the book and celebrate with the authors!



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Sunday Spotlight

Directed by Kinuyo Tanaka Reception

Sunday, April 24, 2022, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Join us from 6:00–8:00PM at UltraStar Cinemas for a special reception celebrating Sunday Spotlight: Directed by Kinuyo Tanaka, with bites catered by Zen Modern Asian and drinks hosted by Stella Artois.

FREE for passholders and Sunday Spotlight ticket holders.



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Member Reception


Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Pac Arts members get free access to QUICKENING and a special pre-screening reception from 6:00–8:00PM at UltraStar Cinemas.



Closing Night Receptions

Free Chol Soo Lee

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 5:30PM-7:00PM

Pre-screening reception at UltraStar Cinemas from 5:30–7:00PM. FREE for passholders and FREE CHOL SOO LEE ticket holders.

Post-screening reception at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse immediately following the screening. BJ’s Restaurant will have drinks and appetizers available at happy hour pricing for passholders and ticket holders.


SDAFF Spring Showcase Happy Hours

Enjoy drinks and snacks outside UltraStar Cinemas as you mingle with fellow SDAFF Spring Showcase patrons. Donations are appreciated!

Friday, April 22, 6-8PM
Monday, April 25, 6-8PM
Tuesday, April 26, 6-8PM
Wednesday, April 27, 6-8PM