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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Drama

  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.
    Plays In:
    THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT (FREE SHORTS PROGRAM)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    Saturday Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm


  2. 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?
    BETTER LUCK TOMORROW (15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SCREENING)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    Saturday Feb 25, 2017 9:00 pm


  3. 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.
    Plays In:
    THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT (FREE SHORTS PROGRAM)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    Saturday Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm


  4. FOR THE LOVE OF MANGOS

    Kayla Wong / Shorts / United States / 2016 / Drama / 14 mins
    Because she's the queen of knowing what's best, Rita forces her conservative Indian father to go on a date with her feminist studies professor. Consequently, he sets Rita up with a childhood friend.
    Plays In:
    WHO YOU CALLING SHORT? (FREE NARRATIVE SHORTS PROGRAM)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    Friday Feb 24, 2017 5:30 pm


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    FRACTURED

    Maritte Go / Shorts / United States / 2015 / Drama / 16 mins
    An Asian American farmer struggles to come to terms with his dying farm and his pregnant wife's mysterious illness, both of which may be the result of a natural energy company that has been drilling nearby.

    Precedes: PAINTED NAILS

    Precedes:
    PAINTED NAILS

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    Saturday Feb 25, 2017 12:00 pm


  6. GODLIKE

    Mickey Finnegan / Shorts / United States / 2016 / Drama / 26 mins
    Alex, a complex and introverted teenager with a interest in gaming, finds himself at odds with his grandmother when he receives news of his mother's passing. The two don't see eye to eye on how to handle the situation, and their relationship worsens when Alex seeks out opportunities in competitive gaming, eSports.
    Plays In:
    THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT (FREE SHORTS PROGRAM)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    Saturday Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm


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    HOME IS WHERE THE SUNSETS

    Kayla Tong / Shorts / United States / 2016 / Drama / 8 mins
    Alison’s life in L.A. turns upside down when her family comes to visit from Hong Kong for the very first time. Stuffed into her cramped apartment, Alison finds beauty and heartache in the smallest of moments.

    Precedes: NEVER FORGET

    Precedes:
    NEVER FORGET

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    Saturday Feb 25, 2017 3:00 pm


  8. NEVER FORGET

    Jon Bling / Features / Australia, Vietnam / 2016 / Drama / 88 mins
    A young nurse must travel back to her homeland to attend her father's funeral. Her family sends a suitor to escort her back to her home town. Along the way, both of them not only learn about themselves but each other. For her, trying to learn the old traditions is hard enough and a deep dark secret hangs over him.

    Preceded by: HOME IS WHERE THE SUNSETS

    NEVER FORGET

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    Saturday Feb 25, 2017 3:00 pm


  9. NƯỚC

    Quyen Nguyen-Le / Shorts / United States / 2016 / Drama / 5 mins
    A Vietnamese American teen attempts to piece together and understand their mother's experience as a Vietnam War refugee. The journey pulls us into a fantastical series of iconic historical photographs and images, ultimately highlighting the complexity of fully understanding another’s experiences — and opens up possibilities for building relationships based on simply being present.
    Plays In:
    LGBTQ IN FOCUS (SHORTS PROGRAM)

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    Saturday Feb 25, 2017 2:00 pm


  10. THE ORANGE STORY

    Erika Street / Shorts / United States / 2016 / Drama / 18 mins
    February 1942. President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, which authorizes the forced "relocation" of 120,000 ethnic Japanese from their homes and into incarceration camps throughout the U.S. Koji Oshima is the proud owner of a small corner grocery store, but he must now abandon everything and report to an assembly center. His belongings, his business, everything must be sold or left behind, except what he can carry in one large duffel bag. Up against a wall, Koji receives only one low-ball offer for his store, which he has no choice but to accept. The lone bright spot during this turmoil is the friendship Koji develops with a precocious nine-year-old girl. On the day of his departure, however, Koji is saddened to learn that even this friendship has been tainted by the larger forces of fear and wartime hysteria.

    Precedes: EBB AND FLOW

    Precedes:
    EBB AND FLOW

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    Sunday Feb 26, 2017 3:00 pm