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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Films

  1. Leandro Tadashi / Shorts / Brazil, United States / 2015 / Drama / 14 mins
    Little Bruno's life is turned upside down when his "Bá" (from Bachan, grandma in Japanese) is brought to live in his house.

  2. BATTLE GROUNDS: THE HARD HITS OF FEMALE POPPERS

    Devon de Leña / Shorts / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 36 mins
    Facing both isolation and sexism within the street dancing community, Angel Alviar-Langley decides to organize the first international dance battle for female-identified poppers in Seattle.

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    BEST BUDS

    Naomi Iwamoto / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Comedy / 11 mins
    Two best friends get more than what they bargained for during their weekly hot box ritual.

  4. BETTER LUCK TOMORROW

    Justin Lin / Features / United States / 2002 / Drama / 101 mins
    An accomplished high school student, Ben (Parry Shen) seems to excel at almost everything except winning over his dream girl, Stephanie (Karin Anna Cheung). When he begins an unlikely friendship with trouble-seeking tough guy Daric (Roger Fan), Ben becomes involved in petty crime that gets increasingly dangerous, with his various illegal ventures extending to include Stephanie and her wealthy beau, Steve (John Cho). Can these restless teens curb their criminal activities before it's too late?

  5. BLACK THREAD

    Yuji Okumoto / Shorts / United States / 2015 / Action, Misc. / 13 mins
    A hitman finds himself caught between his desire for revenge and damning himself to a hell of eternal suffering.

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    BONES – DATU

    Romeo Candido / Music Videos / Canada / 2016 / Music Video / 4 mins
    Hailing from the intensely diverse cultural hub that is the 6ix (formerly known as Toronto), the band carries on the city's unmistakable legacy of ethereal trip hop with an indie edge - but now spun together harmoniously with Filipino mysticism and tradition. BONES explore the roles that colonization, superstition and indigenous ritual play in Philippine culture.

  7. BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY

    Ben Wang / Features / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 60 mins
    Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang's BREATHIN': THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy--the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist--on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation, and redemption.

    Preceded by: DIGGING TO CHINATOWN


  8. CHEE AND T

    Tanuj Chopra / Features / United States / 2016 / Comedy / 80 mins
    Two Silicon Valley debt collectors, Chee and T, are tasked with getting their boss's nephew, Mayunk, presentable by day's end for his engagement party. Unfortunately, handling Mayunk proves to be anything but simple. He's hyperactive, brash, and something of a drugged out nut case.

    Preceded by: MS. BULA BANERJEE


  9. CINEPHILIAC

    Matthew Tichenor / Shorts / Canada / 2016 / Drama / 35 mins
    A determined young cinephile chases the man of her dreams through an odyssey of film genres only to be vexed at each turn by her own subconscious insecurities.

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    COMING FULL CIRCLE: THE JOURNEY OF A TRANSGENDERED KOREAN ADOPTEE

    Larry Tung / Shorts / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 24 mins
    What is it like to go "back" to a country you never knew? Pauline Park was born into a poor family in post-war Korea. Adopted by white American parents, she left Korea as a 7-month old baby boy and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 54 years later, she embarked on a journey of discovering and connecting to her past, where her birth name literally means "the second son." This film follows Pauline as she visited Korea for the first time after she left.