Hard to Heart

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

From reconciling with a sibling to envisioning a parenting plan with a partner, the hardest conversations are with the ones you love. — Eseel Borlasa

In this program


AND THEN

Directed by Jenn Ravenna Tran

Two artists serendipitously meet over and over again in the vibrant nightscape of Tokyo.

FROM HERE

Directed by Samantha Futerman

Amidst the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, Jess must face what it means to be a transracial adoptee in America.

NOOR & LAYLA

Directed by Fawzia Mirza

Noor & Layla are breaking up. Is it the end of the road for these two Muslim women, or is it just the beginning?

PINK & BLUE

Directed by Carmen LoBue

After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a trans couple of color wrestles with how to raise their child in a binary world.

RED HOUSE

Directed by Gerard Elmore

When an addict sees someone struggling in the ocean, he is devastated to realize he’s incapable of saving them.

RIVER

Directed by David Liu

Three siblings walk along the LA River, reminiscing about their late mother. One of them remembers her dream about a river.

SOFT SOUNDS OF PEELING FRUIT

Directed by So Young Shelly Yo

A rebellious Korean American teenager discovers the complexities of her mother’s love.

THINGS WE CARRY

Directed by Bo Yoon Ha

A closeted Korean woman returns home for her father’s funeral, and uncovers a secret that reconnects her to her grandmother, a traditional deep sea diver.

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