ALL I EVER WANTED, LUNCHBOX, MINK!, SOFT SOUNDS OF PEELING FRUIT, STORIES WITHIN, THEY CALL ME SUKI, YEAR OF THE RAT, DEAR CORKY
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SHORTS PROGRAM: ASIAN-AMERICAN VOICES
From Hawai‘i to New York, Asian-American stories of all shapes and sizes.
ALL I EVER WANTED
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.