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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

NARRATIVE FEATURES


  1. 1-2-3 (Gasping for Air)

    Carlo Obispo / NARRATIVE FEATURES / Philippines / Crime, Drama, Family / 104 mins
    A teenage country boy ventures to the city to search for his younger sister.
    1-2-3 (Gasping for Air)

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. 8 MINUTES AHEAD

    Ben Hoskyn / NARRATIVE FEATURES / Canada, Hong Kong / Crime, Drama, Family / 72 mins
    When their dying father makes a sudden change to his will, two half-brothers from different worlds—one a Hong Kong labourer, the other a Vancouver businessman—must decide what they value most: money or family.
    8 MINUTES AHEAD

    Village East Cinema
    August 1, 2018 6:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. BITTER MELON

    H.P. Mendoza / NARRATIVE FEATURES / USA / 100 mins
    In this toothy “home for the holidays” remix, a Filipino American family reunites over a long Christmas weekend only to discover that something unusual is festering in their household. What starts out as a fun holiday reunion quickly warps into a darkly humorous crime scene as the family plots to kill one of their own.
    BITTER MELON

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 3:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. FICTION & OTHER REALITIES

    Bobby Choy, Steve Lee / NARRATIVE FEATURES / Korea, USA / Comedy, Drama / 85 mins
    In this effervescent indie, Bobby Choy (of Big Phony) ditches his staid nine-to-five to become a roadie for his friend’s band. When they land in Seoul, he decides to drop everything else to chase after a glimpse of home.
    FICTION & OTHER REALITIES

    Village East Cinema
    July 29, 2018 1:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. FOR IZZY

    Alex Chu / NARRATIVE FEATURES / USA / Comedy, Drama, Family / 84 mins
    Dede, a photojournalist and recovering addict, moves in next door to Laura, a young woman with autism. As the pair begins to form an unlikely friendship, Dede assembles a documentary to tell a story about getting sober, family and friendship, and love and forgiveness.

  6. 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 Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. 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 Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. WHEN WE GROW UP

    Zorinah Juan / NARRATIVE FEATURES / USA / Comedy, Drama, Family / 96 mins
    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.
    WHEN WE GROW UP

    Village East Cinema
    July 27, 2018 5:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. WHITE RABBIT

    Daryl Wein / NARRATIVE FEATURES / USA / Comedy, Drama / 71 mins
    Sophia is a Korean American performance artist living in L.A., struggling with the meaning of “art” and a recent break-up. Her woes seem to find an end when she meets a free-spirited Ghanaian American woman, who she quickly develops strong feelings for. The only problem is… are the feelings reciprocated?
    WHITE RABBIT

    Village East Cinema
    July 28, 2018 2:45 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. YOROZUYA DETECTIVE STORY

    Touji Sawamura / NARRATIVE FEATURES / Japan / Fantasy / 91 mins
    Shiro works a dead-end job cleaning the homes of the recently deceased. But when he stumbles onto the residence of his childhood idol, the great Detective Jubei Yagyu, Shiro’s life changes forever. With the help of his trusty partner Mio, Shiro is determined to honor the legacy of his fallen hero by becoming a great detective… if only somebody had a case!
    YOROZUYA DETECTIVE STORY

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2018 6:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets