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  1. August at Akiko’s

    Christopher Makoto Yogi / Pacific Showcase, Free Movies, Drama / Hawaii, USA / Narrative / 75 mins
    AUGUST AT AKIKO'S is a mystical film that lives in the seams between dream, reality, and memory with a time-signature all its own. Musician Alex Zhang Hungtai returns to the Big Island of Hawai‘i to reconnect with his roots.
    August at Akiko’s

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    November 15, 2018 7:45 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity, And Stereotypes

    Harleen Singh / Free Movies, Documentary / USA / Documentary / 40 mins
    Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes follows the journey of three talented artists as they use comics and cartoons to challenge racial, religious, and gender stereotypes and inspire others to breakthrough socially and self-imposed limitations.
    Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity, And Stereotypes

    Institute of Contemporary Arts
    November 10, 2018 11:00 am Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. Forbidden City, USA

    Arthur Dong / Free Movies, Documentary / USA / Documentary / 56 mins
    Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong’s documentary Forbidden City, USA takes you inside the glamorous world of Chinatown nightclubs in World War II San Francisco. You will meet the “Chinese Fred Astaire,” the “Chinese Sophie Tucker,” and the “Chinese Sally Rand.” Eighty years before the all-Asian cast of Crazy Rich Asians made box office headlines, the world famous Forbidden City nightclub was shocking America with its “all-Chinese” American floorshows.
    Forbidden City, USA

    Institute of Contemporary Arts
    November 11, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. Futbolistas 4 Life

    Jun Stinson / Free Movies, Documentary / USA / Documentary / 40 mins
    Futbolistas 4 Life is about Oakland teens from Latinx immigrant families and the healing power of soccer. The film takes you into the lives of two high schoolers: one is a college hopeful and DACA applicant navigating the reality of his immigration status, and the other is an American citizen afraid that her undocumented parents may be deported. These youth take solace in the game of soccer, which lets them put their worries on the sidelines, if only for a moment.
    Futbolistas 4 Life

    Institute of Contemporary Arts
    November 10, 2018 12:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. Getting Lao’d: The Rise Of Modern Lao Music & Films

    Steve Arounsack / Free Movies, Documentary / Lao People's Democratic Republic / Documentary / 40 mins
    After 25 years of silence, the private Lao music and film industries are reawakening. Filmed over 10 years, Getting Lao’d follows a new generation of young pioneers as they reimagine Lao media in a communist country. The film features many of the country’s most prominent musicians and filmmakers, and is perhaps the most comprehensive examination of the media landscape in Laos.
    Getting Lao’d: The Rise Of Modern Lao Music & Films

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    November 13, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Havana Divas

    S. Louisa Wei / Free Movies, Documentary / Hong Kong / Documentary / 90 mins
    Caridad Amaran and Georgina Wong learned the art of Cantonese opera in 1930s Havana. Caridad’s mentor was her foster father, Julian Fong, who immigrated to Cuba in the 1920s after his family forbade him from performing opera. Georgina’s father was a famous tailor in Chinatown, who encouraged her to learn Kungfu and lion dance. Although each was an only child, they formed a sisterhood on stage.
    Havana Divas

    Institute of Contemporary Arts
    November 10, 2018 3:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. 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.
    Jizolibido

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    November 13, 2018 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. 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 Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. Prison Food

    Aditya Thayi / Filipino Food Sunday, Free Movies, Documentary / Indonesia, Philippines / Documentary / 44 mins
    Who says prison food needs to be boring? In this series, Filipino-American Chef Johneric Concordia heads to some of Asia’s most notorious prisons to see what’s cooking behind bars.
    Prison Food

    Reading Terminal Market
    November 11, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets