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2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival

Indie Films in North Park

We’re back at the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park to present some of the edgiest films of the 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival. From political punk to vengeful women, these films pierce the deepest and scream to loudest.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017


All. Hail. Kim Jong-Il! / Poke fun, go to jail / Thug cops, infidels / Black metal will prevail / Bass, drums, electric drill / Punk doc, raising hell / Modern art with shotgun shells / All. Hail. Kim Jong-Il!


Thousands of hours of actual surveillance footage are edited into a sensational mystery about a woman in a convent who finds work and fame after she leaves the temple. Finding the eerie in the mundane and the uncanny in anonymity, acclaimed visual artist Xu Bing composites a portrait of real and virtual worlds that is nothing short of breathtaking.

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017


Three parallel stories in and around taxis in Asia reveal characters seeking connections, a sense of belonging, and love. A kid in Jakarta gives a ride to a beautiful foreigner. A domestic worker in Hong Kong is linked unexpectedly with her wealthy boss. A taxi driver in Beijing picks up a gay couple outside a club.


A vile creep promises to rob and rape Marlina. And so she prepares a chicken soup to send him and his odious friends to hell. That’s just act one of this delicious revenge western that journeys across the Indonesian countryside to stake a machete in the ground for women not afraid of getting their hands bloody.