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  1. Guangzhou Dream Factory

    Christiane Badgley / Cinema Asia / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 65 mins
    The prospect of striking it rich in China has captured the imagination of people from Dakar to Nairobi, but how much of this “Chinese dream” is accessible to people from African countries? From the “suit king” of Cameroon to a victim of visa fraud, GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY reveals their stories.

    Preceded by: Basha Man

    Guangzhou Dream Factory

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 15, 2017 6:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Guangzhou Dream Factory

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 1:00 pm At Rush

  2. Hang In There, Kids!

    Laha Mebow / Cinema Asia / Taiwan / 2015 / Narrative / 90 mins
    A trio of young indigenous boys from rural Taiwan take their last sixth grade field trip to Taipei. They surprise their disabled after-school instructor (Albee Huang) and find answers to some of their own troubles. The 2016 Taipei Film Festival Grand Prize winner is Taiwan’s entry for the 2017 Academy Awards.
    Hang In There, Kids!

    Roxie Theater
    March 10, 2017 5:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  3. Harmonium

    Koji Fukada / Cinema Asia / France, Japan / 2016 / Narrative / 118 mins
    A seemingly ordinary family’s life takes a drastic turn when an old acquaintance reenters their world, unpacking deception and secrets from the past that reveal cracks and hidden strains.

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2017 8:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  4. The Housemaid

    Derek Nguyen / Cinema Asia / Vietnam / 2016 / Narrative / 105 mins
    Seeking sanctuary and a job, Linh knocks on the door of a colonial plantation. Soon she’s the prized new housemaid of the handsome Sebastian, who welcomes her into his boudoir but hides the sordid history of the land’s unmarked graves.

  5. I’ll Wait

    Dustin Nguyen / Cinema Asia / Vietnam / 2016 / 90 mins
    Vietnamese American filmmaker Dustin Nguyen challenges the notion of “love conquers all” with this romantic psychological thriller. When a writer and photographer fall in love, shadows of their past lives begin to plague their dreams threatening the trust and innocence of their new relationship.
    I’ll Wait

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 9:50 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


    92 mins
    Family has a tendency to create immediacy in all of us in times of sadness, happiness and everything else in between. The bonds between relatives across all generations are both unique and universal in all cultures. This diversity is what ties us all together in IMMEDIATE FAMILY.

    In This Program: Call Taxi, Fanny Pack, Harry on the Clouds, Our Time, Queen of Earth, Sit, The Sounds of Coin Hitting Brass, Two Sisters


    Roxie Theater
    March 12, 2017 4:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


    92 mins
    Chance encounters, poignant goodbyes, turbulent moments and chased dreams weave in and out of characters’ lives in this shorts program, showing how love can be rewarding, confusing and crazy, all at the same time.

    In This Program: According To My Mother, At Night, The Ocean…, Best Buds, Cowboy and Indian, Golden Golden, The Last Tip, Paint Your Life Away


    Roxie Theater
    March 10, 2017 9:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  8. Inside The Mind Of A Creator: Sharing History And Culture Through Children’s Books and Graphic Novels

    Events / 180 mins
    Join us for a family friendly afternoon in Oakland with the top creators of new children’s books and graphic novels. Innosanto Nagara, Stan Yogi, Laura Atkins, Thi Bui and Nidhi Chanani will share their inspirations, artistic process and how their personal experiences inform storytelling. Children and youth under 18 are free.
    Inside The Mind Of A Creator: Sharing History And Culture Through Children’s Books

    Oakland Asian Cultural Center
    March 18, 2017 12:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  9. Light

    Lenora Lee & Tatsu Aoki / Narrative / USA / 2017 / Experimental, Narrative / 57 mins
    Dance, memory, music, and poetry collide in a visual and aural landscape. Inspired by the life of Bessie M. Lee, LIGHT paints a powerful and intimate portrait of an early 20th century migrant who spent two years in servitude and was vital in grounding New York’s Chinatown community.

    Preceded by: Pages


    Gray Area
    March 11, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  10. The Lockpicker

    Randall Okita / Narrative / Canada / 2016 / Documentary / 94 mins
    Filmed in partnership with a Toronto high school, THE LOCKPICKER orbits around a teenage thief haunted by memories of loss and violence. Pulled along by the ever-present gravity of trauma, he reckons with his hunger for intimacy. Weaving harsh realism and ethereal scene, Randall Okita explores a furious, adolescent desire for escape.
    The Lockpicker

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2017 8:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets