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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Narrative

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Masterful storytellers are found across the country and SAAFF is excited to share their work with Seattle.


  1. ADVANTAGEOUS

    Jennifer Phang / Browse All Films, Feature, Narrative / USA / 2015 / Sci-fi / 97 mins
    This Sundance jury award-winning film is set in a near-future when opulence overshadows economic hardship. Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite instability surfacing in their world.

    Preceded by: JEANNIE WONG WANTS TO DO EVERYTHING, OUR PLACE IN THE SKY, TO DIE OR TO DREAM

    ADVANTAGEOUS

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


  2. THE CHALLENGER

    Tran Quoc Bao / Browse All Films, By Northwest Filmmakers, Narrative, Short Film / USA / 2015 / Action / 8 mins
     A young Kung Fu fighter, eager to make a name for himself, challenges his hero in an underground match. Director Bao Tran and producers Al'n Duong and Brice Budke scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: THE REAL MIYAGI

    Precedes:
    THE REAL MIYAGI

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


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    CREASED

    Jade Justad / By Northwest Filmmakers, Narrative, Short Film / USA / Drama, Pacific Northwest / 17 mins
    Kayla, an Asian American high school girl wants to get double-eyelid surgery. A short film about race and mainstream beauty standards. Director Jade Justad scheduled to attend.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORTS? (FREE)

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


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    CRUSH THE SKULL

    Viet Nguyen / Browse All Films, Feature, Narrative / USA / 2015 / Horror-Comedy / 80 mins
    A couple of master thieves find themselves trapped inside a house they intended to rob, only to discover they've inadvertently wandered into the lair of a deranged serial killer. Actor and screenwriter Christopher Dinh scheduled to attend.

    Preceded by: THE CUT THROUGH, YAKUZA NO. 2

    CRUSH THE SKULL

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 20, 2016 9:00 pm


  5. THE CUT THROUGH

    Weldon Powers / Browse All Films, Narrative, Short Film / USA / 2015 / Comedy / 5 mins
    Kenneth, a suburban husband, is fed up with the neighborhood kids cutting through his backyard to get to the woods behind his house. But when he goes to confront them, he unexpectedly finds a possible escape from his humdrum life.

    Precedes: CRUSH THE SKULL

    Precedes:
    CRUSH THE SKULL

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 20, 2016 9:00 pm


  6. THE FLIP

    Chung Lam / Browse All Films, Narrative, Short Film / USA / 2015 / Drama / 21 mins
    Eddie, a Chinese American boy, wants nothing more than for his mother to attend his school's talent show and watch him perform "The Flip," a fancy cooking technique he's trying to learn for her. But when tragedy strikes, Eddie ends up using it for another, perhaps more deserving purpose.
    Plays In:
    OHANA MEANS… (FREE)

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


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

    Rucha Humnabadkar / Browse All Films, Feature, Narrative / 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


  8. FRANK AND KASS

    Norbert Shieh / Browse All Films, Narrative, Short Film / 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


  9. HELLA MAN MAN

    Christopher Woon / Browse All Films, By Northwest Filmmakers, Narrative, Short Film / 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


  10. I HATE THE COLOR RED

    Jazmin Jamias / Browse All Films, Narrative, Short Film / 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