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

Parenting can come in many forms. It’s a single mother who struggles to keep her traditions and her noodle shop alive in a rapidly changing world. It’s the auntie who takes on the role of guardian for her niece. It’s the tender season after a mother’s passing, when her cognitively disabled daughter and her estranged sister must learn to communicate in order to move forward. These live action narratives gently remind us of the love and care that goes into parenting.
Directors are in attendance to represent select World Premieres.

In this program


Directed by Ziyao Liu

When mom’s temporary visit turns into an indefinite stay due to the pandemic, Lei is forced to confront the irreconcilable gap between her and her mother as her secret is uncovered during a remote blind date her mom set up.


Directed by Roxy Shih

A day in the life of Mama, an Asian woman who emigrated to the U.S to create a better life for her daughter. The owner of a small noodle shop, Mama struggles to keep her traditions and restaurant alive in a rapidly shifting world.


Directed by Amritpal Kaur

After her parents die in a car accident, a South Asian teen is forced to live with an aunt she’s never met before.


Directed by Eleanor Cho

A deceased mother and a grieving daughter have the precious opportunity to have dinner together one last time, in the afterlife.


Directed by Liz Sargent

After their mother’s death, a cognitively disabled woman and her estranged sister must learn to communicate in order to move forward.


Directed by Michelle Ang

A single woman struggles to bridge the cultural and societal expectations of motherhood in a western setting as she loves her son but yearns for a return to her own identity, until she finds release in the most unlikely way.

Dates & Times


Regal L.A. LIVE

Sat, May 13
4:00 pm