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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Narrative


  1. The Aliens

    Byron Yee / Narrative / USA / Narrative / 105 mins
    Growing up, Jacob used to spend every Saturday night camping in the desert with his disgraced astronomer father, waiting for the extra-terrestrials to arrive.
    The Aliens

    Lightbox Film Center
    November 10, 2017 9:15 pm Buy Tickets


  2. Centerpiece Narrative: Better Luck Tomorrow

    Justin Lin / Narrative / USA / Crime Drama, Teen / 101 mins
    Ben (Parry Shen) is a perfectionist and overachiever whose tunnel vision leads to nothing less than graduating at the top of his class.
    Centerpiece Narrative: Better Luck Tomorrow

    Lightbox Film Center
    November 11, 2017 9:30 pm Buy Tickets


  3. Cardinal X

    Angie Wang / Narrative / USA / Crime, Drama / 94 mins
    Based on the life of filmmaker Angie Wang, this film dramatizes the true story of a Chinese American chemistry student who became the largest supplier of ecstasy on the West Coast in the early 1980s.

    Preceded by: Monday

    Cardinal X

    Asian Arts Initiative
    November 18, 2017 8:45 pm


  4. I Can, I Will, I Did

    Nadine Truong / Narrative / USA / Drama / 106 mins
    A depressed foster youth named Ben is bullied and consequently gets into a car accident.
    I Can I Will I Did

    Lightbox Film Center
    November 12, 2017 4:05 pm Buy Tickets


  5. Lion Dance

    Tim Pattinson, Zheng Kang / Narrative / USA / Narrative, Short / 6 mins
    A romantic visual poem set during a traditional Asian parade in which a highly acrobatic dance is performed to bring good luck.

    Precedes: Signature Move

    Precedes:
    Signature Move

    Lightbox Film Center
    November 11, 2017 7:40 pm Buy Tickets


  6. Signature Move

    Jennifer Reeder / Narrative / USA / LGBT, Romantic Comedy / 80 mins
    An emotionally repressed Pakistani American woman named Zaynab lives with her recently widowed mother Parveen, a devout Muslim who spends her days watching TV dramas and trying to find her daughter a husband.

    Preceded by: Lion Dance

    Signature Move

    Lightbox Film Center
    November 11, 2017 7:40 pm Buy Tickets


  7. Stand Up Man

    Aram Collier / Narrative / Canada / Narrative / 85 mins
    Forced to move back to his hometown of Windsor Canada, wannabe comedian Moses Kim finds his dreams derailed when his parents surprise him and his new wife with the deed to their family restaurant.

    Preceded by: Tiger Style!

    Stand Up Man

    Lightbox Film Center
    November 10, 2017 6:45 pm Buy Tickets


  8. Thief of Bagdad

    Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan & Alexander Korda / Narrative / UK, USA / 1940 / Adventure, Fantasy / 106 mins
    One of the most spectacular fantasies ever made, this color film pioneer was at the forefront of cinematic technique when released.
    Thief Of Bagdad

    Lightbox Film Center
    November 12, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets


  9. The Valley

    Saila Kariat / Narrative / USA / Drama, Mystery / 94 mins
    Neal Kumar, an immigrant entrepreneur working in the high-octane technologically driven culture of Silicon Valley, seeks answers to lingering questions about his daughter’s suicide.
    The Valley

    Asian Arts Initiative
    November 18, 2017 12:15 pm


  10. Window Horses

    Ann Marie Fleming / Narrative / Canada / Animated, Drama / 89 mins
    Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet of mixed Chinese and Persian ancestry, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran.
    Window Horses

    Lightbox Film Center
    November 11, 2017 1:30 pm Buy Tickets