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#BLACKPOWERYELLOWPERIL
United States 2014 | 8 min.
Shorts Programs | Activism, Documentary, Educational, History, Race Relations

#BLACKPOWERYELLOWPERIL brings to light the often forgotten history of African and Asian American solidarity during the 1960s-1970s, and shows how Afro-Asian alliances are viewed among UCLA students...

Wed, Apr 29 - 8:00PM  Aratani Theatre

(SEX) APPEAL
寒蟬效應
Taiwan ROC 2014 | 107 min.
International Showcase | Coming of Age, Drama, Relationship

Things turn awry when Pai Hui-hua (Amber Kuo), a 22 year-old university student at provincial Taitung University in southeast Taiwan, entangles herself in a forbidden, dependent relationship...

Tue, Apr 28 - 9:30PM  CGV Cinemas 2

1-0
One to Nil
Iran 2014 | 1 min.
Shorts Programs | Drama

A young Iranian boy is watching a soccer game on television, getting so excited that he forgets he’s in the middle of a haircut.

Mon, Apr 27 - 9:30PM  Downtown Independent

2030
Nước 2030
Vietnam 2014 | 98 min.
International Showcase | Drama, Environment, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction

Set in the vast and beautiful coastal regions of Southern Vietnam, 2030 is a hybrid of genres — murder mystery, romance, science fiction — set in the near future when water levels have...

Mon, Apr 27 - 7:00PM  CGV Cinemas 2

36-14-4
United States 2015 | 5 min.
Shorts Programs | Documentary

Alumni from Manzanar Junior High reunite to meet, rekindle friendships, and reminisce about life in camp as young teens. Protected by their parents from the traumas of forced removal and...

Sun, Apr 26 - 2:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

520 HUILAN
520慧蘭
Taiwan ROC 2014 | 40 min.
Shorts Nominees | Thriller

In order to surprise his girlfriend with a marriage proposal, Buochon arranges a fake hostage kidnap situation on the bus she takes to work. The plan comes around to a screeching twist when the...

Fri, Apr 24 - 9:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

90 DAYS
90天
Canada, Hong Kong, United States 0 | 19 min.
Shorts Nominees | Drama, Social Issues, Women

Li Jan, a girl from Northern China, travels to Hong Kong with a 90-day tourist visa to meet with a prospective groom, Tat, only to be brought into the world of underground prostitution. On this first...

Sat, Apr 25 - 9:45PM  Japanese American National Museum

A DAUGHTER'S DEBT
United States 2014 | 29 min.
Shorts Programs | Ethnographic, Social Issues, Women

A DAUGHTER’S DEBT is one of the first films to discuss and explore women’s issues in contemporary Hmong culture. Three generations of Hmong- American women share their experiences of...

Sun, Apr 26 - 12:30PM  CGV Cinemas 2

A FAMILY DAY
United States 2015 | 10 min.
Shorts Programs | Biography, Family Drama, Family Friendly, Women

Having witnessed the changes Alzheimer’s has brought upon his grandmother, Jeff makes a visit to her elderly care home to film a day in her life. In doing so, he attempts to catch a glimpse of...

Sun, Apr 26 - 12:30PM  CGV Cinemas 2

A Piece of Cake
United States 2015 | 8 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Top 8 | Comedy

When the epitome of pastries is brought to a party, one guest can’t keep their hands off it.

Tue, Apr 28 - 7:30PM  The Great Company

A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE
Kumu Hina
United States 2014 | 25 min.
Shorts Programs | LGBT

Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu and transgender woman, inspires her 11-year- old student Ho’onani to claim her place as leader of the school’s all-male hula troupe in this moving...

Sun, Apr 26 - 3:00PM  CGV Cinemas 2

A SUITCASE IN ONE HAND - A PAINTBOX IN THE OTHER
United States 2015 | 5 min.
Shorts Programs | Biography, Documentary, History, Immigration

Kunio Tatsui immigrated to America from Japan in the early 1920s when he was 18 years old. The paintbox he carries off the ship is his main interest in life, but the reality of his life in America...

Sun, Apr 26 - 2:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

ADVANTAGEOUS
United States 2015 | 97 min.
Narrative Nominees | Drama, Family Drama, Science Fiction

In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their...

Fri, Apr 24 - 8:00PM  Aratani Theatre

ALL FOR NOTHING
United States 2014 | 18 min.
Shorts Programs | Comedy

Two local boys arrange to have a fight. Loser leaves the island; winner gets the girl. 

Sat, Apr 25 - 11:45AM  Downtown Independent

ALL THE WAY
United States 2015 | 5 min.
Shorts Programs | Documentary

It’s a Wednesday morning in Salt Lake City and the “Nisei Senior Mixed” bowling league is cooking up competition on the lanes. Black-haired perms bob up and down alongside...

Wed, Apr 29 - 8:00PM  Aratani Theatre

AMERICA 1979
United States 2014 | 14 min.
Shorts Programs | Coming of Age, Drama, Social Issues

November 1979: a group of young Iranian revolutionaries took 63 hostages at the American Embassy in Tehran. This event echoed daily on television sets across America for 15 months, and soon...

Tue, Apr 28 - 7:00PM  CGV Cinemas 2

AN ORDINARY DAY
我們之間
Taiwan ROC 2014 | 25 min.
Shorts Programs | Drama, Relationship

After a few years of marriage, Julia and Kai’s relationship is hitting a wall. Their road trip is stopped by a roadblock, instigating a series of fights. They are pulled between the reality of...

Sat, Apr 25 - 9:45PM  Japanese American National Museum

AN URBAN DAUGHTER'S STORY
United States 2015 | 6 min.
Shorts Programs | Asian American, Biography, Documentary

Diana Yee reminisces about her experiences as the only Asian American female in her L.A. high school class in the ‘70s.

Sun, Apr 26 - 2:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

AT WHAT COST, LOVE
Various Directors | 100 min. | Plays with:

GHOST DOLLS, DANDEKAR MAKES A SANDWICH, OFA MA ALOFA, MOONCAKE, WHITE FETISH, SLEEPER, LITTLE FINGER RHAPSODY

It’s expensive. It’s painful. It’s timely and complicated. Familial, sexual, religious, paternal — these films explore the deli, forest(s), bathhouse, bar or French alley with LOVE as your...

Mon, Apr 27 - 9:30PM  CGV Cinemas 2

BOUND
高接梨
Taiwan ROC, United States 0 | 12 min.
Shorts Programs | Drama, Family Drama

In rural Taiwan, a man comes to terms with his relationship with his aging father. They make their livelihood by working on a pear orchard, utilizing the grafting technique of joining the scion of a...

Tue, Apr 28 - 9:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

BREAKING HAPPINESS: A JAPANESE AMERICAN FAMILY'S STRUGGLE WITH A RARE DISEASE
United States 2015 | 7 min.
Shorts Programs | Documentary, Family Drama

The comfortable life of a Japanese American family in Orange County is suddenly disrupted when a mysterious and seemingly incurable disease strikes the family. 

Sun, Apr 26 - 2:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

C3: DGA - YOU'VE MADE YOUR FIRST FILM... NOW WHAT?
2015 | 90 min.
C3: The Conference for Creative Content | Industry, Talks

Directors Guild of America (DGA): You've Made Your First Film... Now What? Moderated by Henry Chan (director: 100 DAYS, A TO Z, THE NEIGHBORS, DON'T TRUST THE B----- IN APT. 23) Panelists...

Sun, Apr 26 - 12:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

C3: MPEG - VISUAL AND AUDIO STORYTELLING FOR BLOCKBUSTER FILMS
2015 | 90 min.
C3: The Conference for Creative Content | Industry, Talks

Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG): Visual and Audio Storytelling for Blockbuster Films Moderated by Walt Louie (editor: FORBIDDEN CITY USA, RESTORING THE LIGHT) Panelists include: -- Alan...

Sat, Apr 25 - 10:00AM  Japanese American National Museum

C3: SAG-AFTRA - FRESH OFF THE SEASON - APIS AND CASTING IN PRIMETIME
2015 | 90 min.
C3: The Conference for Creative Content | Industry, Talks

Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA): Fresh Off the Season - APIs and Casting in Primetime Moderated by Parvesh Cheena (actor: A TO Z, SEAN SAVES THE...

Sat, Apr 25 - 12:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

C3: WGA - TV WRITING LANDSCAPE – NETWORK v. CABLE v. NEW MEDIA
2015 | 90 min.
C3: The Conference for Creative Content | Industry, Talks

Writers Guild of America (WGA): TV Writing Landscape – Network v. Cable v. New Media Moderated by Iram Parveen Bilal (director/producer/writer: JOSH, DHO DALA: THE SIN WASHER) Panelists...

Sun, Apr 26 - 10:00AM  Japanese American National Museum

CAMBODIA 2099
France 0 | 21 min.
Shorts Programs | Comedy, Romance

Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On Diamond Island, the country’s pinnacle of modernity, two friends tell each other about the dreams they had the night before.

Wed, Apr 29 - 7:00PM  CGV Cinemas 2

CAT FUNERAL
고양이 장례식
South Korea 2014 | 107 min.
International Showcase | Drama, Romance

You had me at "cat." This glorious Korean melodrama from director Lee Jong-hoon – starring K-pop singer Kang In of Super Junior and rising star Park Se-young as a broken-up...

Tue, Apr 28 - 6:45PM  CGV Cinemas 1

CHANGING SEASON
United States 2015 | 57 min.
Documentary Nominees | Asian American, Documentary, LGBT

Find out how the "Magnificent Seven" conquered the wild, wild West of California’s Central Valley. Venture out to the Masumoto Farm – eighty acres of prime, peach-growing...

Tue, Apr 28 - 4:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

Wed, Apr 29 - 7:00PM  Japanese American National Museum

THE CHINESE MAYOR
大同
China 2015 | 86 min.
International Showcase | Documentary, Foreign, Human Rights, Politics

Communist Mayor Geng Yanbo is determined to transform his coal-mine city into a tourism haven for clean economy. However, in order to achieve that, he needs to pull down 140,000 households and...

Sun, Apr 26 - 4:00PM  CGV Cinemas 3

CHINESE UP THEM EYES LIKE BEYONCÉ
Canada 2014 | 3 min.
Shorts Programs | LGBT, Music

Would you like XXXtra butter on that popcorn? Get in line for a ticket to Man Chyna’s “special feature” – a music video slathered with unapologetic humor, sex- positive...

Sun, Apr 26 - 3:00PM  CGV Cinemas 2

COMING HOME
回家
Taiwan ROC, United States 2014 | 14 min.
Shorts Programs | Drama, LGBT, Romance, Social Issues

Jie Cheng, a well-behaved local Taiwanese high schooler, and Eric, a rebellious international student from the US, take a road trip down the most dangerous highway in Taiwan. Their trip is cut short...

Tue, Apr 28 - 7:00PM  CGV Cinemas 2

CRANE-KICK COMMENTARY: THE KARATE KID, PART II
United States 1986 | 113 min.
Special Presentations | Action/Adventure, Coming of Age, Cult, Teen Flick

As a sort of follow-up to last year’s 30th anniversary screening and reunion of THE KARATE KID at the Japanese American National Museum, Visual Communications partners up with many of the...

Tue, Apr 28 - 7:00PM  Japanese American National Museum

CROISSANT MAN
United States 2014 | 22 min.
Shorts Programs | Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Social Issues, Women

Croissant, a depressed artist, feels that his life as a pastry is meaningless. When his best friend Biscotti takes him out to the junk-food slums to clear his existential blues, Croissant meets a...

Mon, Apr 27 - 9:30PM  Downtown Independent

Cross
United States 2015 | 10 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Top 8 | Action, Drama, Family Drama, Sports

When 19 year-old Cross struggles to cover his mother’s medical bills, he’s lured into the San Fernando Valley’s world of backyard boxing.

Tue, Apr 28 - 7:30PM  The Great Company

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