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LGBTQ, Documentary

A Big Fat Taiwanese Same-Sex Wedding Banquet

Film

A Big Fat Taiwanese Same-Sex Wedding Banquet

Directed by Larry Tung
LGBTQIA history is made in Taiwan! A traditional Taiwanese banquet takes place in front of the Presidential Office…
Drama

Ahma & Alan

Film

Ahma & Alan

Directed by James Y. Shih
Alan is a Taiwanese American who teaches English to Kindergartners in Taiwan and helps Ahma (grandmother) manage her…
Drama

Awaken

Film

Awaken

Directed by Leena Pendharkar
Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) stars as Rahki Singh, a high-powered executive who…
Documentary, Feature-Length Films

Between Tides

Film

Between Tides

Directed by Masa Fox
The multi-ethnic Bonin Islanders grew up on an island in the Pacific Ocean as Japanese nationals under a…
Documentary

Big Scissors, Small Scissors

Film

Big Scissors, Small Scissors

Directed by Sarah Choi
Zhao Meiling is a renowned paper cutting artist practicing a 5000 year old artform passed down to her…
Drama

Bitter Melons

Film

Bitter Melons

Directed by Thavary Krouch
Sophia is a line cook who recognizes the power of a family recipe. The vital connection she has…
LGBTQ, Documentary, Feature-Length Films

Born to Be

Film

Born to Be

Directed by Tania Cypriano
"Born to Be" follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting, a plastic surgeon at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai…
Drama

Breakaway

Film

Breakaway

Directed by Jenny Lee-Gilmore
Growing up in the 1970’s Vancouver, Sammy dreams of playing ice hockey. Despite economic barriers, Sammy's resourcefulness and…
Comedy, Thriller

Brunch Wars

Film

Brunch Wars

Directed by Kamran Khan
Kel, Mal and Billie become frenemies when it's time to compete in their monthly brunch showdown of culinary…
LGBTQ, Drama, Comedy

Bubble

Film

Bubble

Directed by Alyssa Lerner
Frances is a sixteen year old at the intersection of her emerging queer identity and the 2008 subprime…
Drama, Animation

Centaur Hunter

Film

Centaur Hunter

Directed by David Chai
When a girl witnesses a centaur murder her father, she is blinded by hatred. She seeks vengeance, but…
LGBTQ, Documentary

COVER/AGE

Film

COVER/AGE

Directed by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
The Affordable Care Act explicitly denies undocumented immigrants access to healthcare. While laws in California have now made…
Documentary

Dancing In Silk

Film

Dancing In Silk

Directed by Magali An Berthon
Khannia Ok, Associate Artistic Director of Khmer Arts Academy, is a young Cambodian American woman who teaches Khmer…

Detourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe

Film

Detourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe

Directed by Mila Zuo
This cyberpunk academic dive explores how Valerie Soe has used detournement (hijacking and reappropriation of propaganda) as a…
Drama

Dive Bar

Film

Dive Bar

Directed by Dorothy Xiao
Having lost her husband two years prior, Leena is stuck in an unending ritual of drinking to excess…
Drama

Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki

Film

Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki

Directed by Justyn Ah Chong
Keali'i is a soft-spoken janitor who cleans up after the careless onslaught of the tourism industry in downtown…
Drama, Feature-Length Films

Empty By Design

Film

Empty By Design

Directed by Andrea A. Walter
Two people find themselves back in the Philippines after years of being away. Feeling isolated their friendship helps…
Drama

End of Summer

Film

End of Summer

Directed by Serena C Kuo
Dawn is driving to her first semester of college with her parents, Jian-Cherng and Marianne. Moving to the…
LGBTQ, Comedy

Engaged

Film

Engaged

Directed by David Scala
A grotesque comedy of errors seems to always get in the way of Darren’s perfect proposal to Elliot.…
Documentary

Fallen Star Rising Sun

Film

Fallen Star Rising Sun

Directed by Bake Phouikham
Ko Chandetka’s family fled Laos in 1975 to seek asylum in Elgin, Illinois. Bodybuilding becomes an escape from…
Documentary, Feature-Length Films, Centerpiece Films

Geographies of Kinship

Film

Geographies of Kinship

Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
In this powerful tale about the rise of Korea’s global adoption program, four adult adoptees return to their…
Thriller

Go To Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story

Film

Go To Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story

Directed by Phet Mahathongdy
Khon is a Laotian American man torn between the pressures of his professional life and the supernatural reminders…
Comedy

Grandma’s 80th Surprise

Film

Grandma’s 80th Surprise

Directed by Curtis Lum, Fola Evans-Akingbola
Curtis has to confront his family’s colorism when he brings his black girlfriend, Ella, to dinner. Tensions run…
Drama

Hae Hawai’i

Film

Hae Hawai’i

Directed by Ty Sanga
Set at the time of the illegal overthrow of the Hawai’ian monarchy in 1893, the unseated monarchy finds…
LGBTQ, Drama

Halwa

Film

Halwa

Directed by Gayatri Bajpai, Nirav Bhakta
One friend's idle gossip shakes Sujata Chopra out of the domestic stupor she has felt pressured to live…
Drama, Feature-Length Films, Centerpiece Films

Happy Cleaners

Film

Happy Cleaners

Directed by Julian Kim, Peter S. Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Choi own and operate Happy Cleaners, the family dry cleaning business. Mr. Choi has been…
Documentary

Ikebana

Film

Ikebana

Directed by Alejandro Yoshizawa
Kaz Takahashi shares her experience as a Japanese Canadian, and how she continues to reclaim culture and community…
Documentary, Feature-Length Films

Jeronimo

Film

Jeronimo

Directed by Joseph Juhn
In 1905, 1033 Koreans were sold as indentured servants to landlords in Yucatán, Mexico. Some of them moved…
LGBTQ, Drama

Kama’aina Child of the Land

Film

Kama’aina Child of the Land

Directed by Kimi Howl Lee
First-time actor, Malia Kamalani Soon, delivers an unflinching performance as newly-homeless Mahina. Kama’aina is an uncompromising and intimate…
Drama

Last Taxi Dance

Film

Last Taxi Dance

Directed by Brayden Yoder
In post-WWII Hawai’i, the minimum wage is 40 cents a day, or 4 dance tickets. Mahea is a…
Drama

Leotard

Film

Leotard

Directed by Stephanie Cheng
Alice has a sexual awakening before ballet class. With heightened senses, she experiences the world anew in the…
Thriller

Loop

Film

Loop

Directed by Matt Dy
Local filmmaker, Matt Dy, brings visuals evocative of “Jacob’s Ladder” and “Paranoia Agent” to the suburbs. This horror…
Documentary, Feature-Length Films

Love Boat Taiwan

Film

Love Boat Taiwan

Directed by Valerie Soe
Love Boat: Taiwan, a feature-length documentary, looks into of one of the longest running summer programs in the…
Drama

Mauka to Makai

Film

Mauka to Makai

Directed by Alika Maikau, Jonah Okano
Mauka to Makai offers an unfiltered window into a day in the lives of two cousins, who, while…
Drama

Mo’o!

Film

Mo’o!

Directed by Anela Ling
Grief manifests in conflict for two cousins growing up in O’ahu. Kekoa’s teenage cynicism gives way to hope…
Documentary

No One Ever Really Dies

Film

No One Ever Really Dies

Directed by Anika Kan Grevstad, Mari Young
Jun Takahashi is an 84 year old Japanese man and maverick with an irreverent perspective on life. His…
Drama, Comedy, Free Programs, Feature-Length Films

normal. (FREE)

Film

normal. (FREE)

Directed by Mragendra Singh
After having their first child, an interracial couple struggles to hold onto their marriage while dealing with temptations…
Documentary, Free Programs, Feature-Length Films

On the Brink (FREE)

Film

On the Brink (FREE)

Directed by Jeff Shulman, Steven Fong
Seattle’s Central District was the largest enclave of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. The once-thriving community now…
Drama

Papaya

Film

Papaya

Directed by Kayleb Lee
The impact of warfare and trauma is diffused through the generations, as a Cambodian family’s papaya salad recipe…
Drama

Passage

Film

Passage

Directed by Asavari Kumar
Asavari is an Indian animator who responded to the 2016 election by bringing together collaborators and artists from…
Comedy

Pussy Talk

Film

Pussy Talk

Directed by Kim Tran
Kate's date is going well. Until her vagina ruins it.
Documentary, Feature-Length Films, Centerpiece Films

Seadrift

Film

Seadrift

Directed by Tim Tsai
In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shoots and kills a white crab fisherman at the public town docks in…
Animation

Shell Yeah

Film

Shell Yeah

Directed by Ridge Hirano
It’s freshman year of college and Brandon, a turtle, meets his new dorm mate, Trevor, a dolphin. Even…
Thriller

Signal

Film

Signal

Directed by Chloe Hung
Amy and Evan have discovered a new radio signal after a cataclysmic event. Evan isn’t convinced that there…
Drama

SIN-SFO

Film

SIN-SFO

Directed by Leon Cheo
Angie and Danny are a Singaporean couple who are taking the last step in the naturalization process. Years…
Animation

Taku and Mama

Film

Taku and Mama

Directed by Clarisse Chua
Taku makes masks from the hinoki (cypress) planks that Mama sells in her wood shop. Although it comes…
Drama, Feature-Length Films

The Illegal

Film

The Illegal

Directed by Danish Renzu
A gritty realistic story about a young film school student from middle class India who's forced to drop…
Drama

The Mask from Home

Film

The Mask from Home

Directed by Jordan Hwang
The first day of school in a new city is hard for any 13 year old, but April…
Drama

The Pit Where We Were Born

Film

The Pit Where We Were Born

Directed by Alexander Bocchieri
Rudy Boy returns a day early from his prison release to the family farm in Wai’anae to find…
Thriller

The Visit

Film

The Visit

Directed by Roxy Shih
Yi-Hua and Ah Jun are a young pregnant couple with ambitious careers in Taipei. When they go to…
LGBTQ, Documentary

Unspoken

Film

Unspoken

Directed by Patrick G. Lee
A chosen family of six queer and trans Asian Americans come together to share what they would love…
Documentary

Vanishing Chinatown: The World of The May’s Photo Studio

Film

Vanishing Chinatown: The World of The May’s Photo Studio

Directed by Emiko Omori
Vanishing Chinatown: The World of The May's Photo Studio brings families together: in the past by splicing together…
Drama

WAVES

Film

WAVES

Directed by Jane Hae Kim
Jamie goes back home for Thanksgiving and experiences an incomplete connection with her Korean American family. Despite being…
Drama

Zoetic

Film

Zoetic

Directed by Julie Zhan, Wesley Chan
Emma’s mother, Jackie, is always looking out for the well-being of everyone besides herself. When Emma urges Jackie…