Pay special attention to our Special Presentations as we revisit stories from our heritage, history and identities, and discover how they still hold true to the stories we try to tell today.
Special Presentations / 75 minsA panel of Asian American filmmakers present their latest episodic projects and discuss this new and exciting avenue for content creators. After the screening, the conversation will center on developing and pitching episodic content, and panelists will share key insight for activating pilot screenings.
#AsAmCreatorRollCall – The Episodics
David Henry Hwang Theater @ East West Players
Sunday | May 6, 2018 12:00 pm
Ric Burns, Li-Shin Yu / Special Presentations / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 160 minsFREE PROGRAM. Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.
Chris Herd / Special Presentations / Australia, New Zealand / 2018 / 96 minsA celebration of family and culture as a young rapper finds his voice, on a comical yet spiritual journey to his Maori homeland.
Weldon Wong Powers / Special Presentations / USA / 2018 / Comedy / 78 minsThe unsuccessful friends of a popular rapper have gathered for a surprise birthday party at his house, only to realize he may never show up.
Preceded by: JUST A KID FROM SEATTLE
Brian Kohne / Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / Drama, Mystery / 95 minsIn 1971 Hawaii, a disabled Vietnam vet rediscovers the warrior within to protect his family, defend their land, and clear his father's name.
Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft / Special Presentations / USA / 1998 / Animation, Children, Musical / 90 minsFREE PROGRAM. Come to an outdoor screening and celebrate APAHM and the 20th Anniversary of Disney® favorite MULAN, as we sing-along to its musical hits under the stars. Presented by Angry Asian Man, L.A. City Councilmember David Ryu, Kore Asian Media, Pacific Bridge Arts Foundation, and Street Food Cinema.
Ciara Lacy / Special Presentations / USA / 2017 / Documentary, Drama, Human Rights, Pacific Islander, Social Issues / 79 minsShipped from Hawaii to a private prison in Arizona, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence.
Preceded by: MOVING WALLS
Aditya Thayi / Special Presentations / Indonesia, Philippines / 2017 / Documentary / 44 minsJohneric Concordia steps into Asia’s most notorious prisons to discover a hotbed of human ingenuity with food as he cooks for inmates.
Lucy Ostrander, Don Sellers / Special Presentations / USA / 2017 / Documentary, History / 55 minsPROOF OF LOYALTY tells the story of a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in World War II.
Preceded by: AMERICAN
H.P. Mendoza / Special Presentations / USA / 2017 / Comedy, Drama, LGBTQIA+, Pacific Islander / 96 minsVENUE IS 21+ ONLY. This special sneak peek, which will be attended by H.P. Mendoza and cast, is a "home for the holidays" dark comedy where a Filipino American family plots to kill an abusive member.
SNEAK PEEK: A NEW DARK COMEDY BY H.P. MENDOZA
AMC Dine-in Sunset 5
Friday | May 4, 2018 9:30 pm Private Screening