Across the Dinner Table
- Shorts Programs
- 92 mins
This program is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the program in Eventive.WATCH NOW
Dumplings. Sausage. Ice cream. Food is a universal language shared amongst cultures and generations. Join us as we venture through these stories of community, heartbreak, nostalgia, and conflict between people – all with food on the table. Come hungry and leave with hearts full. — Kevin J. Nguyen
Join us on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2pm PT for C3: Across the Dinner Table, an artist conversation featuring the filmmakers and special guests. RSVPs open the Thursday before the event. Click here to learn more.
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In this program
FRONT OF THE HOUSE
Directed by Sum Yi "Ashley" Ma
When a young girl of a generationally owned fishball noodle stall gets a chance to change her life, she must first confront her strict grandmother.
Directed by Shin Seung Eun
A mother drops by her daughter’s apartment for a surprise visit and meets her daughter’s “friend.”
Directed by Kayleb Lee
A Southeast Asian American story, PAPAYA is spoken through the metaphor of the cultural recipe, papaya salad.
Directed by Hieu Gray
QUAN 13 is about the Vietnamese diaspora in Paris told through the lens of food.
ROOTS AND WINGS: YANA GILBUENA
Directed by Irene Yadao, Lisa Yadao, Michelle Sampior
ROOTS AND WINGS highlights innovative, culture-bridging female chefs, their stories, cuisine, and heritage.
Directed by Jason Guerrero
In a time of personal crisis, a woman reaches out to her friends, but finds all the solace she needs within herself.
Directed by Siqi Song
A young woman loses her coin jar on her journey to a new country, and ends up finding a coin in her own stomach.
Directed by Champ Ensminger
Ninlawan Pinyo is the matriarch of a Thai American family, who hustled for her fortune by founding a pork sausage factory in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
C3: Across the Dinner Table
Food is a universal language shared amongst cultures and generations. Join us as we chat with the filmmakers featured in the short film program “Across the Dinner Table” to discuss their stories of community, heartbreak, nostalgia, and conflict between people – all with food on the table. Come hungry and leave with hearts full. — Kevin J. Nguyen