SI

Directed by Thomas Kim

This film will be available on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 5pm PT / 8pm ET via the HBO Visionaries website.  It will premiere on HBO and be available for streaming on HBO Max beginning Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 8pm PT/ET.

With the theme of “Breaking Barriers,” the 4th HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film competition drew a record number of submissions of films that provided a unique lens into the challenges and victories of overcoming obstacles. In the spirit of celebrating community and amplifying voices, the 3 finalist films, Tiffany So’s FINE CHINA, Johnson Cheng’s LONELY BLUE NIGHT, and Thomas Percy Kim’s SI, will premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival. The evening will be hosted by Anna Akana, with appearances from the 2020 HBO Visionaries Ambassador Shannon Lee, performing artist NIKI, and more.

A young Asian American boy navigates his day after baseball practice with his friends, encountering microaggressions in seemingly innocent jokes and games.

CREDITS:
Director: Thomas Kim
Producer: Thomas Kim, Ashley Chu
Director of Photography: Will Noyce
Composer: August Mesarchik
Cast: Ki Hong Lee

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HBO APA Visionaries 2020

With the theme of “Breaking Barriers,” the 4th HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film competition drew a record number of submissions of films that provided a unique lens into the challenges and victories of overcoming obstacles. The 3 finalist films will have their premiere at the Festival.

Dates & Times
Past
Online

Fri, Sep 25
5:00 pm