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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

FEATURES


  • INVISIBLE HANDS

    Shraysi Tandon / DOCUMENTARIES / Indonesia, Ghana, China, India, USA / Documentary / 80 mins

    Slavery still exists today and it’s run by the world’s corporate giants. INVISIBLE HANDS exposes how child labor and child trafficking is nefariously intertwined with the supply chains of the world’s biggest companies and the goods we touch everyday.

    INVISIBLE HANDS

    Village East Cinema
    July 27, 2018 8:00 pm Not Available

  • LETTER FROM MASANJIA

    Leon Lee / DOCUMENTARIES / China / Documentary / 75 mins

    When a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and leads to sweeping labour reform in China.

    LETTER FROM MASANJIA

    Village East Cinema
    July 28, 2018 3:00 pm Not Available

  • LOCK AND KEY

    Shilpi Gulati / DOCUMENTARIES / India / Documentary / 81 mins

    An intimate portrayal of the love and labor behind the daily work of recovering from drug addiction in Punjab, India.

    LOCK AND KEY

    Village East Cinema
    July 29, 2018 1:30 pm Not Available

  • MEDITATION PARK – Special Presentation

    Mina Shum / NARRATIVE FEATURES, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Canada / 2017 / Drama-Comedy, Family / 94 mins

    Devoted wife and mother, 60-year-old Maria Wang’s life is altered when she discovers an orange thong in her husband’s pants pocket, forcing her to confront how powerless she has let herself become. Her efforts to find out the truth send her on an unexpected journey of liberation.

    MEDITATION PARK

    Village East Cinema
    July 27, 2018 8:00 pm Not Available

  • MINDING THE GAP

    Bing Liu / DOCUMENTARIES / USA / Documentary / 93 mins

    Three young men bond across racial lines to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. Ten years later, while facing adult responsibilities, unsettling revelations force them to reckon with their fathers, their mothers, and each other.

    MINDING THE GAP

    Village East Cinema
    August 2, 2018 8:15 pm Not Available

  • NOBLEMEN

    Vandana Kataria / NARRATIVE FEATURES / India / Crime, Drama, Thriller / 100 mins

    In a posh boarding school where children continue to practice age-old rituals and codes cemented from years of hierarchy, a 15-year-old boy struggling through adolescence is terrorized by a gang of bullies. NOBLEMEN chips away at the prim veneer of an all-boys school in India to tell a coming-of-age tale mired in jealousy, patriarchy, and homophobia.

    NOBLEMEN

    Village East Cinema
    August 1, 2018 7:45 pm Not Available

  • RITOMA

    Ruby Yang / DOCUMENTARIES / Documentary, Sports / 58 mins

    As tradition and modernity collide high on the Tibetan plateau, the nomads of Ritoma have a new passion: basketball.

    RITOMA

    Village East Cinema
    July 29, 2018 3:30 pm Not Available

  • SEARCHING – Opening Night Screening & Gala Reception

    Aneesh Chaganty / NARRATIVE FEATURES, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2018 / Drama, Mystery, Thriller / 101 mins

    A hyper-modern thriller that follows a desperate father (JOHN CHO) who, after his teenage daughter goes missing, breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

    SEARCHING – Opening Night Presentation & Reception

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2018 7:00 pm Not Available

  • A TOUCH OF SPRING

    Xiaodan He / NARRATIVE FEATURES / Canada, China / Drama / 87 mins

    When Li Fang’s life violently disintegrates in Montreal, she flees for Dazu, her birthplace in southern China. While there, she reunites with the family and friends she left behind, who help her rekindle her sense of self.

    A TOUCH OF SPRING

    Village East Cinema
    July 29, 2018 3:30 pm Not Available

  • ULAM: MAIN DISH – Closing Night Presentation & Reception

    Alexandra Cuerdo / DOCUMENTARIES, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2017 / Documentary, Family, Food / 90 mins

    In this tasty documentary, Director Alexandra Cuerdo tracks the rise of Filipino food from being “the underdog of Asian cuisines” to its new abode in the center of the American table.

    ULAM: MAIN DISH – Closing Night Presentation & Reception

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 7:00 pm Not Available