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  • Horror Genre Shorts

    Horror, Free Shorts / China, Japan, South Korea, USA / Shorts / 46 mins

    A serial dater-turned-killer, ghost children, and spiritually possessed painting are just a few of the topics in this year’s five-film Horror Genre Shorts program. Not for the faint of heart. Filmmakers expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.

    Horror Genre Shorts

    Asian Arts Initiative
    November 16, 2018 11:30 pm

  • In Search Of A Nation

    Prakash Angdembe / Documentary / Bhutan, India, Nepal / Documentary / 105 mins

    Desh Khojdai Janda’s film documents the more than 120,000 forgotten Nepali-speaking Bhutanese citizens from Bhutan who spent two decades in refugee camps (some of whom are still living there) in Jhapa and Morang, Nepal.

    In Search Of A Nation

    Asian Arts Initiative
    November 18, 2018 12:45 pm

  • In the Life of Music

    Caylee So and Sok Visal / Tentpoles, Drama / Cambodia / Narrative / 92 mins

    IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC is a story told in three chapters. It tells the story of how one song, “Champa Battambang,” a song made famous by Sinn Sisamuth (the King of Khmer Music), plays a role in the lives of three different generations. It is a powerful intergenerational tale that explores love and war as it depicts the lives of people whose world is inevitably transformed by the emergence of the Khmer Rouge.

    Opening: In the Life of Music

    Lightbox Film Center
    November 8, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

  • Intergenerational & Overseas Perspectives On Queer Identity

    Free Shorts / Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, USA / Shorts / 81 mins

    This program of six narrative shorts explores a variety of perspectives on queer-ness, coming out, and embracing one’s identity both overseas and amongst the Asian immigrant generation in the US.

    Intergenerational & Overseas Perspectives On Queer Identity

    Asian Arts Initiative
    November 18, 2018 11:00 am

  • Iran Hyphenated: Short Films Of The Iranian Diaspora

    Special Shorts / Australia, Sweden, USA / Shorts / 64 mins

    Having a hyphenated identity is more than just being between worlds and fixed identities. It includes the active process of forging a new cultural space—a cultural remix. It is often the work of the first generation after a significant migration to begin establishing the cultural products and institutions to capture that remix. This program of short films is part of that work; an attempt to amplify the voices of diasporic Iranian filmmakers.

    Iran Hyphenated: Short Films Of The Iranian Diaspora

    Asian Arts Initiative
    November 17, 2018 4:35 pm

  • Jizolibido

    Yoshiaki Kasatani / Free Movies, Documentary / Japan / Documentary / 61 mins

    Atelier Yamanami is a care facility for the disabled located in Koka, Shiga Prefecture in Japan. Currently, 88 users are registered as artists, all of whom possess a unique way of expressing themselves through various media and whose works are highly valued abroad. This documentary explores these artists’ “relationship between their mental states and their art.


    Fleisher Art Memorial
    November 13, 2018 6:30 pm

  • Keep Me Posted

    PAPA Mini-Residencies Showcase, Live Performance / Live Performance / 90 mins

    Celeste Moon is new to internet fame. Followed on social media and IRL, this hyper-trendy insta-poet is no stranger to looking over her shoulder. But after a series of mysteriously specific packages falls into her hands, she is forced to face her stalker. Will he ghost her or haunt her? Keep Me Posted by Stephanie Kyung-Sun Walters examines the presence of technology in our society and the struggles of online dating.

    Keep Me Posted

    InterAct Theatre
    November 12, 2018 7:00 pm

  • Leitis In Waiting

    Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, and Kumu Hina Wong-Kalu / Pacific Showcase, Documentary / Tonga / Documentary / 70 mins

    LEITIS IN WAITING is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom.

    Leitis In Waiting

    Asian Arts Initiative
    November 17, 2018 6:05 pm

  • Living in the Story

    Lynn Estomin / Free Movies, Documentary / USA / Documentary / 52 mins

    LIVING IN THE STORY documents thirty-five years of art making by the distinguished photographic artist Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani, one of the most brilliant photographic artists of our era. The film portrays an artist deeply concerned and well informed about world events who uses imagery, storytelling, and narrative fiction to raise awareness about modern anxieties with an emphasis on the threat of nuclear weapons technology.

    Living in the Story

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    November 15, 2018 6:30 pm

  • Lost In Apocalypse

    Sky Wang / Thriller, Action, Horror, Drama / China / Narrative / 90 mins

    Mystery unfolds as a group of individuals are confronted by undead forces outside of an abandoned factory but then go about their business as usual the next day.

    Lost In Apocalypse

    Asian Arts Initiative
    November 16, 2018 9:35 pm