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Asian American Panorama

American Revolutionary 2

The best of Asian American cinema in all of its colors -- from short film programs and animation, to documentaries about the famous and infamous, to feature-length tales of woe and humor.


  1. AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS

    Grace Lee / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2013 / documentary / 82 mins
    In Detroit there is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman committed to justice. This is her story.

    Preceded by: Speaking Out

    AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 8, 2013 7:15 pm

    AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY (encore)

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 13, 2013 9:00 pm


  2. COLD COMES THE NIGHT

    Tze Chun / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2013 / drama, thriller / 90 mins
    A motel owner and a career criminal vow to outplay each other for survival and some stolen cash.
    COLD COMES THE NIGHT

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 11, 2013 6:30 pm


  3. DOCUMENTED

    Jose Antonio Vargas, Ann Lupo / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2013 / documentary, family / 90 mins
    A Pulitzer-winning American without papers hasn't seen his mother in the Philippines for 20 years.
    DOCUMENTED

    New Central Library
    November 15, 2013 7:00 pm

    DOCUMENTED (encore)

    New Central Library
    November 15, 2013 9:20 pm


  4. GOLDEN GATE GIRLS

    S. Louisa Wei / Asian American Panorama / Hong Kong / 2013 / documentary, historical / 90 mins
    As a rare woman director in 1930s-40s America, Esther Eng did things her way.
    GOLDEN GATE GIRLS

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 9, 2013 1:15 pm


  5. THE HAUMĀNA

    Keo Woolford / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2013 / drama, music / 95 mins
    A troubled lounge singer has a chance at redemption... by teaching a men's hula class.
    THE HAUMANA

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 9, 2013 4:00 pm


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    IT’S A WONG FU HOMECOMING!

    Asian American Panorama / Panel / 90 mins
    A celebration of UCSD alumnus Wong Fu Productions on their 10th anniversary.
    IT’S A WONG FU HOMECOMING!

    UCSD Price Center Theater
    November 8, 2013 6:30 pm Buy Tickets


  7. Memory of Forgotten War

    MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR

    Deann Borshay Liem, Ramsay Liem / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2013 / documentary, family, historical / 37 mins
    The Korean War remembered by those who crossed borders: North and South, Korean and American.
    MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 11, 2013 4:00 pm Buy Tickets


  8. MORAL SLEAZE

    Jiyoung Lee / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2013 / comedy / 73 mins
    Joeun makes techno-bras for an exploitation director who happens to be her boyfriend.
    MORAL SLEAZE

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 10, 2013 7:30 pm


  9. A Picture of You

    A PICTURE OF YOU

    J.P. Chan / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2013 / comedy, drama / 83 mins
    Siblings stumble upon a surprise while going through their recently-deceased mother's photos.

    Preceded by: Lonesome Town

    A PICTURE OF YOU

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 9, 2013 4:35 pm


  10. PLASTIC PARADISE: THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH

    Angela Sun / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2013 / documentary / 57 mins
    Angela Sun takes us to the infamous vortex of trash where the world's plastic accumulates.
    PLASTIC PARADISE

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 9, 2013 12:30 pm

    PLASTIC PARADISE

    Encinitas Public Library
    November 16, 2013 2:00 pm


  11. RASKAL LOVE

    Byron Q / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2013 / documentary / 83 mins
    Life catches up to a Pomona gangster.
    RASKAL LOVE

    UCSD Price Center Theater
    November 8, 2013 9:00 pm

    RASKAL LOVE

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 14, 2013 8:45 pm


  12. Reel Voices

    REEL VOICES

    Asian American Panorama / 120 mins
    12 high school sudents from San Diego create documentaries based on subjects in their own lives.

    In This Program: Crescendo, A Letter to Alex, Proud to Be Loud, Breaking Reality, Being Diabetic, Upward Bound, Bruce the CVS Man, Would?, What is Friend(ship)?, Make it Happen, Surfer’s Bond, We Truly are Bulletproof

    REEL VOICES

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 10, 2013 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  13. SAKE-BOMB

    Junya Sakino / Asian American Panorama / Japan, USA / 2013 / comedy / 82 mins
    With his Japanese cousin in tow, an angry Asian YouTuber hits the road.

    Preceded by: The Curious Case of Tommy Do

    SAKE-BOMB

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 10, 2013 2:50 pm


  14. Separated at Birth 2

    SEPARATED AT BIRTH

    Asian American Panorama / Panel / 90 mins
    Adoptees around the world discover each other with the help of new media.
    PANEL: SEPARATED AT BIRTH

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 10, 2013 2:30 pm


  15. Sweet Corn 2

    SHORTS: AIGOOOOOOOOOO!

    Asian American Panorama / 92 mins
    If we could put in more o’s or more !!!’s in the title we would. These shorts from Korea are that good.

    In This Program: Choongshim, Soso, The Same Old Song, The Line, Sweet Corn

    SHORTS: AIGOOOOOOOOOO!

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 8, 2013 4:00 pm Buy Tickets


  16. Man in the Fish Pool 1

    SHORTS: ALL OUT OF LOVE

    Asian American Panorama / 95 mins
    Whether you’re running on empty or filled to the brim, love manifests in the strangest ways.

    In This Program: No Longer There, The Man in the Fish Pool, Plan B, Samnang, All the Splendour of the Years

    SHORTS: ALL OUT OF LOVE

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 14, 2013 4:00 pm Buy Tickets


  17. Knock On My Door 3

    SHORTS: ANIMATION

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 10, 2013 2:20 pm

    SHORTS: ANIMATION

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 13, 2013 6:45 pm


  18. In Between My Handmade Moments 2

    SHORTS: BAD EDUCATION

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 9, 2013 2:00 pm


  19. Memory Blocks 2

    SHORTS: CLEARING CUSTOMS

    Asian American Panorama / 98 mins
    From werewolf hotels to Cannes, we smuggle in the very best film morsels from around the world.

    In This Program: Draft Day, New Year’s Eve, Psychedelic Family, Made in Chinatown, More than Two Hours, Memory Blocks, Honeymoon Suite

    SHORTS: CLEARING CUSTOMS

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 8, 2013 5:50 pm


  20. Superior Life Classroom

    SHORTS: CURSES IN CURSIVE

    Asian American Panorama / 98 mins
    Shoulder pad hoarders. Pyramid schemers. Super Cuts playaz. These unruly women throw down in style.

    In This Program: Inheritance, Pagpag, Kotobuki / To Us, Superior Life Classroom, My Mother’s Jade, “THAT GUY…WITH GREAT HAIR”, Grave Goods

    SHORTS: CURSES IN CURSIVE

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 10, 2013 5:25 pm

    SHORTS: CURSES IN CURSIVE

    Encinitas Public Library
    November 16, 2013 6:00 pm