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AP ADVANCED PARENTING

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

Parenthood is a roller coaster of highs and lows, happiness, sorrow, and everything in between. Healing from a hate crime as a family. Hoping for a brighter future for their children. Facing the fallout of intergenerational trauma. All these and more are facets of parenthood that will show the wide spectrum of experiences in it.

In this program


ASIAN BITCHES SPEAK

Directed by Janet Chen (Ma)

After generations of cultural silence, years of pandemic anxiety, and one anti-Asian hate crime, queer filmmaker Janet and her retired single mom Diana embark on a mental health discovery road trip across California. Along the way, they spill the tea about their family history, and start the journey to healing.

A CAPSULE FOR ROBIN

Directed by Lalithra Fernando

An optimistic host’s dinner party goes awry when her husband reveals he doesn’t want to have kids in the face of humanity’s impending extinction.

OF SILENCE AND SONG

Directed by Dai Leyi

A pregnant single mother grapples with revealing the truth to her family as she navigates a world embroiled in a crisis over women’s bodily autonomy.

OVER EASY

Directed by Jiyeon Kim-Myung

Two women who just wanted a fun and casual night are delivered a giant egg that will hatch into their baby and are forced to make important life decisions.

ROCK THE CRADLE

Directed by Asis Sethi

When the grips of postpartum depression engulf a new struggling South Asian mother, she must learn to stay afloat without drowning in her own darkness.

THE BOXER AND THE ASTRONAUT

Directed by Jake Muñoz Consing

After a car accident, a paralyzed boxer struggles to regain his relationship with his 9-year-old son when his mother leaves them behind.