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2018 Asian American International Film Festival


Directed by Zorinah Juan

NARRATIVE FEATURES / USA / Comedy, Drama, Family / 96 mins / English


Village East Cinema
July 27, 2018 5:30 pm Not Available


Q&A to follow with filmmakers

Developed by an entirely female crew, WHEN WE GROW UP is a feature film about a close-knit, sometimes contentious, interracial family reunited by an unconventional emergency. Once together, they are forced to confront each other’s secrets, flaws, and childhood scars.


Post Screening Panelists:

Zorinah Juan, Director

Grace Hannoy, Co- Producer, Writer, Actor

Simone Stadler, Co-Producer

Kris, Moderator


Tickets to Screening:

$16 General
$12 Student/Senior

Screening made possible by: Also Known As, GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders, New York City Asian American Student Conference, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Director's Bio

Inspired by her second generation Filipino American upbringing, Zorinah Juan’s work often explores themes of cultural identity, belonging, and failure. Juan’s short film THE SECOND PROVINCE is currently on the festival route and has screened in Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, and New York. DON’T BE A TOURIST, her documentary series focused on sustainable tourism (which Juan also hosts), is currently available on Amazon Prime through Dreaming In Red Films. In addition to her own projects, Juan has worked as a script supervisor for over a decade on many award-winning independent films. Her credits include BEASTS OF NO NATION, Lynne Ramsay’s YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, and Silas Howard’s A KID LIKE JAKE. Juan is one of the founding members of Asian Women in the Arts (AWA). When she is not on set, she spends her time writing at home in Brooklyn, NY.

Dates & Times


Village East Cinema
July 27, 2018 5:30 pm Not Available