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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

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See what our entire festival weekend has to offer!


  1. FOR HERE OR TO GO? (FREE FROM WESTERNUNION.COM)

    Rucha Humnabadkar / Feature, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Drama / 104 mins
    Young Silicon Valley software engineer Vivek Pandit is poised for a promising new startup job, but with less than a year remaining on his work visa, the offer disappears. Vivek finds himself unexpectedly battling the bizarre American immigration system to keep his dream alive or prepare to return home forever. Writer and producer Rishi Bhilawadikar scheduled to attend.
    FOR HERE OR TO GO? (FREE – Sponsored by WesternUnion.com)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 21, 2016 12:00 pm


  2. FRANK AND KASS

    Norbert Shieh / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Drama / 5 mins
    With his young daughter Kass in tow, Frank treks back home to his parents after being recently laid off. Packing their lives up in a pickup truck, they drive across the California desert hoping to make it to their destination in one piece. Director Norbert Shieh scheduled to attend.
    Plays In:
    OHANA MEANS… (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 5:30 pm


  3. GIAP’S LAST DAY AT THE IRONING BOARD FACTORY

    Tony Nguyen / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 26 mins
    In Seymour, Indiana, population 17,000, Giap Thi Nguyen prepares for her final day of work at the last ironing board factory in America. As her American-born son Tony documents this moment, he discovers more about his mother, and where he came from, than he could ever have imagined. Director Tony Nguyen scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: MY LIFE IN CHINA

    Precedes:
    MY LIFE IN CHINA

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 20, 2016 11:30 am


  4. HELLA MAN MAN

    Christopher Woon / Short Film, Narrative, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2012 / Comedy / 10 mins
    Hella Man Man finds himself in an unfamiliar world far away from his homeworld of Eturdia. Can the hero of one world survive in his new surroundings? Director Christopher Woon scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: THE PURPLE ONION

    Precedes:
    THE PURPLE ONION

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 2:30 pm


  5. I HATE THE COLOR RED

    Jazmin Jamias / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Comedy / 19 mins
    A comedy about a sister and a brother who, having inherited a video store from their parents, struggle to keep it a viable business. However, thanks to “red boxes” and “red envelopes,” they realize that their store will soon become obsolete. How they reconcile themselves with this realization (or don’t) will leave you chuckling and charmed. Director Jazmin Jamias scheduled to attend.
    Plays In:
    OHANA MEANS… (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 5:30 pm


  6. IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST

    Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 87 mins
    In Salt Lake City, Utah, four young Polynesian football players struggle to overcome gang violence, familial expectations, and near poverty as they enter the high-stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of playing in the NFL.
    IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 20, 2016 6:00 pm


  7. IN SEARCH OF AMERICA, INSHALLAH

    Danish Renzu / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2014 / Drama / 25 mins
    A dependent Pakistani housewife comes to America to find her husband, but instead is forced to find her emancipation. Director Danish Renzu scheduled to attend.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 11:30 am


  8. IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY

    Joella Cabalu / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / Canada / 2015 / Documentary / 45 mins
    From Vancouver to Oakland to Manila, follow gay Filipino Canadian artist Jay Cabalu and his sister Joella, as they meet their other queer relatives and explore what the modern queer family can be in the Filipino diaspora. Director Joella Cabalu, subject Jay Cabalu, producer Cari Green, and cast and crew members scheduled to attend.

    Preceded by: BALLOT, TRANS*PARENT

    IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 20, 2016 5:30 pm


  9. JEANNIE WONG WANTS TO DO EVERYTHING

    Jeff Man / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 10 mins
    A portrait of the multi-talented Jeannie Wong: filmmaker, artist, writer, party host, marathoner, dancer, and musician. Jeannie does it all and yet still finds that her life is missing something. Director Jeff Man scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: ADVANTAGEOUS

    Precedes:
    ADVANTAGEOUS

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 21, 2016 6:00 pm


  10. KIN

    Deborah Kim and Jacobi Hollingshed / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Drama / 20 mins
    Soon after he turns 16, Jake's African American mother sends him to Korea in hopes that he will learn more about his "other" culture and finally meet his Korean father. Five years later, Jake still remains confused about his identity, relationship with his father, and struggles with feeling isolated in the homogenous society of Korea. Director Deborah Kim and director/actor Jacobi Hollingshed scheduled to attend.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 11:30 am