Genre

Arthouse

A CURE FOR ALL THINGS

Film

A CURE FOR ALL THINGS

Directed by Katherine Chou
A young woman finds a mysterious vial in her late mother's fridge, transforming her into their ancestors and…
Special Presentations

ASCENSION

Film

ASCENSION

Directed by Jessica Kingdon
FREE PROGRAM | An examination of the contemporary "Chinese Dream" through staggering observations of labor, consumerism and wealth,…
Narrative Features

DEFINITION PLEASE

Film

DEFINITION PLEASE

Directed by Sujata Day
A former spelling bee champ struggles to make good on her childhood promise, while contending with a complex…
Documentary Features

FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK

Film

FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK

Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart
The untold story of a 1960s California garage band co-founded by Filipina Americans... groomed to become the female…

HINGA

Film

HINGA

Directed by Sammay Dizon
During COVID-19, a community grapples with the complexity of grief and the necessary steps towards collective healing.
Narrative Features, Pacific Cinewaves

I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

Film

I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

Directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi
A family in Hawai'i faces the imminent death of their eldest, as the ghosts of the past haunt…

JOURNEY TO THE EAST

Film

JOURNEY TO THE EAST

Directed by Eve Liu
A Woman with No Name retrieves her husband’s bones from a gang of mythical Chinese cowboys.
Narrative Features

LISA MANIA

Film

LISA MANIA

Directed by Shaun Vivaris
A man seeking marriage advice is led down a rabbit hole of drug-fueled paranoia that threatens his mind,…

LONELY BLUE NIGHT

Film

LONELY BLUE NIGHT

Directed by Johnson Cheng
An awkward family reunion at a business dinner leads a Chinese mother to realize the consequences of leaving…

NOSTALGIA

Film

NOSTALGIA

Directed by McFloyd Nguyen
A noodle shop owner must decide whether to let go of the past or be forever stranded in…

THE ROSE OF MANILA

Film

THE ROSE OF MANILA

Directed by Alex Westfall
Archival footage and reenactment evoke a formative moment in the life of young Imelda Marcos, the infamous wife…

SOFT SOUNDS OF PEELING FRUIT

Film

SOFT SOUNDS OF PEELING FRUIT

Directed by So Young Shelly Yo
A rebellious Korean American teenager discovers the complexities of her mother’s love.

THE EYES OF SUMMER

Film

THE EYES OF SUMMER

Directed by Rajee Samarasinghe
A young girl develops a friendship with a spirit who lives in an abandoned house.

THE FOURFOLD

Film

THE FOURFOLD

Directed by Alisi Telengut
Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, an exploration of the indigenous…

ZONA

Film

ZONA

Directed by Masami Kawai
In the near-future Los Angeles, where a drought has worsened, an old immigrant woman braves the city to…