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CINEMASIA

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Cinemasia widens the scope on international horizons. These films present the common threads of love, loss, exploration, conflict and self-discovery that tie us all together, regardless of the physical and cultural barriers we encounter in life.


  1. 3688

    Royston Tan / CINEMASIA / Singapore / 2015 / Narrative / 100 mins
    A layered musical dramedy follows the story of parking attendant Fei Fei, who joins a televised singing competition to honor and help her dementia-ridden father. Late Taiwanese singer Feng Fei-Fei’s music is heavily featured in this Singaporean box office hit, which marks Royston Tan’s first feature in seven years.
    3688

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2016 9:00 pm Not Available

    3688

    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 8:00 pm Not Available


  2. Atomic Heart

    Ali Ahmadzadeh / CINEMASIA / Iran / 2015 / Culture, Narrative / 97 mins
    After a night of excess, Arineh and Nobahar cause a car accident. A mysterious stranger offers help, but in accepting his generosity, a price must be paid. This hyperactive, drugged-up road movie undergoes an atmospheric change into a diabolical and strangely metaphysical game on the streets of Tehran, Iran.
    Atomic Heart

    Roxie Theatre
    March 12, 2016 12:10 pm Not Available


  3. France1

    France is Our Mother Country

    Rithy Panh / CINEMASIA / Cambodia, France / 2014 / Documentary / 74 mins
    FRANCE IS OUR MOTHER COUNTRY illuminates the underlying tones of melancholy and indignation of the French occupation of Cambodia. Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh delivers a beautifully edited piece detailing the tragedy brought by the brute forces of French colonialism using satirically placed archived footage and old propaganda films.
    France is Our Mother Country

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 17, 2016 9:00 pm At Rush


  4. In The Room

    Eric Khoo / CINEMASIA / Hong Kong, Singapore / 2015 / Narrative / 90 mins
    Room 27, in a dilapidated Singaporean hotel, is a time capsule for six sensual and melancholy vignettes in Eric Khoo's IN THE ROOM - Singapore's first erotic film. There, several decades of illicit trysts and fantasies are realized, and love and its companion loss swing suspended over each heartbreaking encounter.
    In The Room

    Roxie Theatre
    March 12, 2016 7:30 pm Not Available

    In The Room

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2016 9:50 pm Not Available


  5. Kampai: For The Love of Sake

    Mirai Konishi / CAAMFEAST, CINEMASIA / Japan / 2015 / 95 mins
    Three sake connoisseurs — a British sake brewer, an American journalist and the president of a century-old Japanese sake brewery — seek to better understand the mechanics of the present-day sake industry. Filmmaker Mirai Konishi follows them as they also discover the underlying richness and complexity surrounding the Japanese cultural staple.
    Kampai: For The Love of Sake

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 11, 2016 6:40 pm Not Available

    Kampai: For The Love of Sake

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2016 7:30 pm At Rush


  6. Kid Kulafu

    Paul Soriano / CINEMASIA / Philippines / 2015 / Narrative / 109 mins
    Before the championships and global success, Manny Pacquiao fought an entirely different battle. Overcoming poverty, abandonment and bullying, KID KULAFU discovers the power of his fists, and the strength of his heart, through the “sweet science.” Paul Soriano’s intensely filmed tale of triumph is a testament to the human spirit.
    Kid Kulafu

    Roxie Theatre
    March 11, 2016 5:00 pm Not Available


  7. The Kids

    Sunny Yu / CINEMASIA / Taiwan / 2015 / International Narratives / 90 mins
    Bao-Li wants to do what's best for his wife, Jia-Jia, and their infant daughter. The difference between what he wants and what he has may prove too difficult for him to overcome. From director Yu Wei-shan, THE KIDS is a story of how love and sacrifice are often intertwined.
    The Kids

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 4:00 pm Not Available

    The Kids

    New People Cinema
    March 20, 2016 7:10 pm Not Available


  8. THE NAME OF THE WHALE

    The Name of the Whale

    Fumito Fujikawa / CINEMASIA / Japan / 2015 / 91 mins
    Junior high student Yuta is assigned the task of excavating fossils as a summer school project. The contentment this assignment brings him is abruptly shattered when pieces of his everyday life begin to fall apart, and Yuta must soon find the balance between his old and new worlds.
    The Name of the Whale

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 17, 2016 6:20 pm Not Available

    The Name of the Whale

    New People Cinema
    March 20, 2016 5:00 pm Not Available


  9. Please Remember Me

    Zhao Qing / CINEMASIA / China / 2015 / Documentary / 78 mins
    How does one care for an ailing life partner while working against the intractable march of old age? Director Zhao Qing follows her octogenarian great-uncle as he tends to his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife with devotion, pragmatism and quiet courage. Executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang.
    Please Remember Me

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 1:00 pm At Rush

    Please Remember Me

    New Parkway Theater
    March 20, 2016 4:40 pm Not Available


  10. The Royal Tailor

    Lee Won-suk / CINEMASIA / South Korea / 2014 / Narrative / 127 mins
    Sartorial rivals Dol-suk (Han Suk-kyu), a master craftsman devoted to tradition, and Kong-jin (Ko Soo), an avant-garde upstart with rakish charm, cross shears for the position of the king’s tailor. High fashion and political intrigue weave together this sumptuous court drama, replete with scenes of rustling hanbok and sensuous embroidery.
    The Royal Tailor

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 15, 2016 9:00 pm At Rush

    The Royal Tailor

    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 2:20 pm At Rush