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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

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See what our entire festival weekend has to offer!


  1. MODEL MINORITY STEREOTYPE

    Minhkennedy Pham and Joseph Mills / Short Film, Documentary, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 23 mins
    By examining the roots, effects, and implications of the model minority stereotype, this film uncovers harmful truths behind this prevalent myth in American society.
    Plays In:
    EAST BY NORTHWEST (FREE)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 20, 2016 2:30 pm


  2. MY LIFE IN CHINA

    Kenneth Eng / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 81 mins
    MY LIFE IN CHINA is a personal film that takes viewers on a journey to rural China where an emotional revelation takes place. A story of migration is passed down from father to son, retracing the precarious steps risked in search of a better life. This film captures a half-century-old story of Asian immigration and poses present-day questions comparing the long sought-after American Dream, with life in modern-day China. Was the risk worth it? What if he had never left? What was ultimately achieved by immigrating? Director Kenneth Eng and writer/producer Ehren Parks scheduled to attend.

    Preceded by: CONVERSATION WITH DAD, GIAP’S LAST DAY AT THE IRONING BOARD FACTORY

    MY LIFE IN CHINA

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


  3. NOODLE DELI

    David Liu / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 13 mins
    A day in the life of a Shanxi Chinese noodle restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley. Director David Liu and producer Xin Li scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA

    Precedes:
    OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 20, 2016 3:00 pm


  4. OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA

    Grace Lee / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 56 mins
    From SAAFF award-winning director Grace Lee comes a road trip into the kitchens, factories, temples, and farms of Asian Pacific America that explores how our relationship to food reflects our evolving community. Producer Eurie Chung scheduled to attend.

    Preceded by: NOODLE DELI

    OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 20, 2016 3:00 pm


  5. OUR PLACE IN THE SKY

    Yoko Okumura / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Experimental / 4 mins
    Starla knows a place where pigtails are on animals and schoolgirls are educated. A visually inventive slam poetry film that pulls back the curtain on fetishization.

    Precedes: ADVANTAGEOUS

    Precedes:
    ADVANTAGEOUS

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


  6. PAPER WRAP FIRE

    Raymond Yeung / Short Film, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2014 / Drama / 13 mins
    A Chinese teenager is left waiting in a community center while his single mother goes to work. His curious mind leads him to a discovery he will not soon forget.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

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


  7. PLAYDATE

    Ian Macdonald / Short Film, Narrative, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / Canada / 2015 / Drama / 12 mins
    Regretful of their estrangement since high school, Fran initiates a meetup with Bart at their childhood playground. Dressed in their prom outfits, Fran rails against life's changes, as Bart struggles to understand the game she is playing.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

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


  8. THE REAL MIYAGI

    Kevin Derek / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 82 mins
    Follow the extraordinary life of Fumio Demura, a Shito Ryu Karate master who helped popularized martial arts in America. A Hollywood mainstay, later in life he would become well-known as the stunt double for Mr. Miyagi.

    Preceded by: BARRIO DOS: PINTADOS, THE CHALLENGER

    THE REAL MIYAGI

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 21, 2016 3:00 pm


  9. REMEMBERING RAFU MANDOLIN CLUB

    David Osako / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 8 mins
    The discovery of old reel-to-reel tape recordings exhumed from the back of a closet leads to the resurrection of treasures from the Japanese-American musical culture of the 1950s-1960s, recorded by a Los Angeles band called the Rafu Mandolin Club.

    Precedes: DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

    Precedes:
    DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 20, 2016 8:30 pm


  10. SENDAI ERA – DOWNFALL 

    Sam Lingle / Short Film, Narrative, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Music Video / 3 mins
    The debut music video from Seattle hip hop group SENDAI ERA. Artist Mike Thielk scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

    Precedes:
    DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 20, 2016 8:30 pm