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  1. Random Acts of Legacy

    Ali Kazimi / Docs / Canada / 2016 / Documentary / 77 mins
    Culled from an artist’s collection of 16mm home movies, RANDOM ACTS OF LEGACY is a touching documentary that reveals an unfiltered perspective of the first-generation Chinese American experience. Set against the backdrop of race and class in Chicago from the 1930s to 1950s, Ali Kazimi offers a little-seen glimpse into how immigrants embrace American customs.

    Preceded by: It Is What It Is

    Random Acts of Legacy

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2017 12:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  2. Relocation, Arkansas — Aftermath of Incarceration

    Vivienne Schiffer / Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 78 mins
    A touching testament to the strength of those who overcame injustice and reconciled their identity in a complicated America, RELOCATION, ARKANSAS follows Japanese Americans as they travel to southern Arkansas, revisiting former Japanese internment camps in order to move forward from a painful past.

    Preceded by: When Rabbit Left The Moon

    Relocation, Arkansas — Aftermath of Incarceration

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2017 7:00 pm At Rush

  3. Re:Orientations

    Richard Fung / Docs / Canada / 2016 / 68 mins
    Richard Fung’s new documentary updates his 1984 film ORIENTATIONS: LESBIAN AND GAY ASIANS. Fung explores experiences of original subjects and fresh faces, documenting a unique blend of voices through three decades of community, politics and identity.

    Preceded by: Semiotics of SAB


    Roxie Theater
    March 12, 2017 2:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  4. Resistance at Tule Lake

    Konrad Aderer / Special Presentations / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 81 mins
    Revealing interviews unearth a story eerily relevant to contemporary times. RESISTANCE ON TULE LAKE focuses on the notorious camp where Japanese Americans who were labeled “disloyal” were held. Emotional, wrenching stories told by the “internees” make clear the consequences of race, wartime hysteria and political expediency.

    Preceded by: Yonsei Eyes

    Resistance at Tule Lake

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 12:10 pm At Rush

  5. She’s the Boss

    Ham Tran / Special Presentations / Vietnam / 2017 / 114 mins
    Fresh from Vietnamese cinemas, SHE’S THE BOSS follows two co-workers whose secret relationship could compromise their jobs. Both want marriage, but neither want to quit, they comically try to sabotage one another into leaving their job. A mix of goofy and endearing characters and situations make SHE’S THE BOSS perfect for date night.
    She’s the Boss

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2017 8:35 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  6. Singing in Graveyards

    Bradley Liew / Cinema Asia / Malaysia, Philippines / 2016 / Narrative / 141 mins
    Having one foot in the grave doesn’t stop musician Pepe from following in the footsteps of his idol, Pinoy rock legend Joey Smith. Out of touch and seemingly out of mind, Pepe faces shaky relationships and various obstacles to his livelihood.
    Singing in Graveyards

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 14, 2017 8:50 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  7. Sunday Dinner

    Casey Beck / Special Presentations, Shorts / USA / 2016
    Kwok Wai Chan (Willie) has cultivated a ritual out of making Sunday dinner, from early morning tea to shopping in Chinatown to the intricacies and timing of elaborately cooking the food from his childhood, sustaining a weekly tradition that now spans the generations.

    Precedes: Eat Chinatown

    Eat Chinatown

    41 Ross
    March 11, 2017 7:00 pm Free

  8. The Tenor

    Kim Sang-man / Cinema Asia / Japan, Serbia, South Korea / 2014 / Narrative / 121 mins
    “Sing with sincerity and heart” is the motto Bae Jae-chul follows in this biopic that chronicles his challenging life in the opera. THE TENOR depicts the world-famous South Korean singer’s inspirational path back to the stage after losing his voice to thyroid cancer.
    The Tenor

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2017 4:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  9. The Tiger Hunter

    Lena Khan / Gala Presentations / USA / 2016 / Comedy, Family, Narrative / 94 mins
    Join us for the Bay Area premiere of Lena Khan’s first feature film, THE TIGER HUNTER. Follow COMMUNITY’s Danny Pudi as Sami, a young Indian engineer who moves to the U.S. in the 70s to gain wealth, live up to the notoriety of his legendary tiger-hunting father, and above all, win the favor of his childhood sweetheart.

    Precedes: Opening Night Gala

    The Tiger Hunter

    Castro Theater
    March 9, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    The Tiger Hunter

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 12:50 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Opening Night Gala

    Asian Art Museum
    March 9, 2017 9:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  10. Untitled Thao Nguyen Documentary

    Todd Stan Krolczyk / Special Presentations, Directions in Sound / USA, Vietnam / 2017 / 27 mins
    SF-based indie singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen journeys back to Vietnam to explore her homeland and reconnect with her mother. Todd Stan Krolczyk travels with Nguyen, capturing her happiness with success in the US and sorrow being away from family.