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SHORTS PROGRAM: ASIAN-AMERICAN VOICES

Plays With:
ALL I EVER WANTED, LUNCHBOX, MINK!, SOFT SOUNDS OF PEELING FRUIT, STORIES WITHIN, THEY CALL ME SUKI, YEAR OF THE RAT, DEAR CORKY

From Hawai‘i to New York, Asian-American stories of all shapes and sizes.

 

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ALL I EVER WANTED

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2022 | ENGLISH, VIETNAMESE | 15M

Director: Erin Lau

Rom-com obsessed teen Christine has always longed for a picture-perfect romance. But she’s soon confronted with the fact that her ideal prince charming might actually be a princess charming instead.

 

DEAR CORKY

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2022 | CANTONESE, ENGLISH | 17M

Director: Curtis Chin

For over fifty years, New York native Corky Lee photographed his hometown’s Chinatown, and Asian American communities around the country. With a strong sense of social justice, he captured activists, celebrities, and everyday heroes with equal passion, taking over a hundred thousand photos. Sadly, while documenting the latest rise of anti-Asian hate crimes, Corky fell to COVID. Through his own words and pictures, Dear Corky reveals the man behind the camera.

 

LUNCHBOX

WORLD PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2022 | ENGLISH, MANDARIN W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 16M

Director: Anne Hu

When a Taiwanese American woman prepares lunches from her childhood, she struggles to forgive herself for pushing away her immigrant mother.

 

MINK!

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2022 | ENGLISH | 21M

Director: Ben Proudfoot

Told by her daughter Wendy, MINK! chronicles the remarkable Patsy Takemoto Mink, a Japanese American from Hawai’i who became the first woman of color elected to the U.S. Congress, and her harrowing mission to co-author and defend Title IX, the law that transformed athletics for generations of American girls and women.

 

SOFT SOUNDS OF PEELING FRUIT

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2021 | ENGLISH, KOREAN W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 14M

Director: Shelly Yo

A coming of age story about Hayoung, a rebellious Korean American teenager, beginning to understand the complexities of her mother’s love.

 

STORIES WITHIN

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2021 | ENGLISH | 10M

Director: PJ Raval

Featuring a diverse cast from the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Austin, Texas, Stories Within highlights 14 individuals who shatter the notion that AAPIs have homogenous experiences and backgrounds.

 

THEY CALL ME SUKI

HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2021 | ENGLISH | 5M

Director: M.G. “Grace” Evangelista

Suki Terada Ports is an unstoppable Japanese American NYC elder. A conversation on action, identity, and belonging unfolds between three generations of AAPI activists and storytellers.

 

YEAR OF THE RAT

WORLD PREMIERE

UNITED STATES 2022 | ENGLISH, MANDARIN W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 27M

Director: Ricky Qi

Unable to rely on her daughter and desperate for companionship, Joy decides to take her happiness into her own hands and leaps headfirst into the unpredictable world of online dating.

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Nov 03

Virtual Screening Nov 3 – 27th | Only Accessible from UNITED STATES | Access Starts at the Above Time

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