PARENTHOOD

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

It’s celebratory. It’s angry. It’s loving, and it is loss. These are the highs and lows of Parenthood. This lineup gives you distant-dad, 90’s hip hop, phone-calls with mom and more. Featuring talented cinematic voices including, Roxy Shih (LIST OF A LIFETIME), Winter Dunn (JUNEBUG), and Jackii Chun (SPACE ÈTUDE, NO. 1)

In this program


PLUM TOWN

Directed by Kelly Yu

A young land developer returns to his childhood home in the Chinese countryside to convince his father to sell the family plum orchard.

KANG BLUE

Directed by Kyung-Ja (KJ) Lee

A 4-year-old Asian girl, separated from her daddy (ER doctor), matures after experiencing COVID-related racism and trauma during the lockdown in 2020.

ZAFAR

Directed by Aqsa Altaf, John X Carey

A Pakistani immigrant juggles demanding ride share customers while talking on the phone to his mother in Pakistan.

de closin night

Directed by Shicong Zhu

A Chinese theater student tries to Americanize her accent for a performance so hard that the line between her skill set and self-identity gets blurred.

DEAR MAMA

Directed by Winter Dunn

The death of Tupac draws different reactions from a father and his young daughter, forcing them to confront the emotional aftermath of their own tragedy.

HUI JIA

Directed by Roxy Shih

Lacey returns to her family home to celebrate the birthday of Sasha, her sister who passed away just weeks earlier.

FATHER

Directed by Jackii Chun

A college basketball star struggles to define his sense of purpose under the pressures of family legacy.

Dates & Times
Past
Directors Guild of America

Sun, May 8
12:00 pm