Asian Pop-Up Cinema is a bi-annual film festival based in Chicago since the fall of 2015. Since the pandemic the festival has gone virtual and they are now in the new hybrid model showing films online, and physically at a drive-in location.
This season’s selection of films from Japan proves as eclectic as ever with a fascinating diversity of styles and themes, by emerging and established creators. The festival is thrilled to present the World Premiere of Japan’s new anime film HAPPY-GO-LUCKY DAYS, LIFE: UNTITLED, the North American Premiere of A DOBUGAWA DREAM, and LIFE FINDS A WAY.
The Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) and the Gene Siskel Film Center present The 22nd Annual Asian American Showcase celebrating the vibrant work of Asian American filmmakers, March 31 through April 12.
After an immensely successful festival run, THE TIGER HUNTER — an award-winning breakout comedy that captures a young immigrant’s pursuit of success, love and the American dream with humor and heart — is coming to theaters NATIONWIDE this September 22nd and beyond!
Film written, starring and produced by Fawzia Mirza, Directed by Jennifer Reeder tells the tale of Muslim American Lesbian Lawyer falling in love with a Mexican American woman over a mutual love of Lucia wrestling.
The victim of limited print availability and fickle US distribution courtesy of arthouse villains best left unnamed, "Yi Yi" finally returns to Chicago for the first time since its premiere run at the Music Box Theatre for a special one-time-only screening in an archival 35mm print.
THE ITO SISTERS is a feature-length documentary film that captures the stories of three Japanese American sisters, interviewed in their 80’s and 90’s, as they recount how their immigrant parents struggled to make a life in America at the beginning of the 20th century.
A documentary centered around the food traditions of the Philippines, ULAM delves into the trials and tribulations of chefs and entrepreneurs laboring to bring Filipino cuisine to the American mainstream.
The Foundation for Asian American Independent Media is an organization that celebrates emerging Asian American creative talent. We accomplish this by hosting various events including the annual Asian American Showcase in Chicago, and supporting artists in building a grassroots audience for their work.
You are invited to a screening of "Reunification" from filmmaker Alvin Tsang, in which for 17 years the filmmaker confronts memories of migration and his once intact family. Alvin will be attending in person for a Q&A after the screening.
Join AnimeChicago at the Japanese Culture Center to celebrate the groundbreaking and cinematic storytelling of Mamoru Oshii. Known for his deeply philosophical and sweeping epics like Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, and Urusei Yatsura, Oshii’s work is focuses on visual-storytelling and breathtaking action sequences.
In celebration of Filipino American History Month, FYLPRO proudly presents Signal Rock, a film by Chito Roño as part of Asian Popup Cinema’s Season 9 Filipino Focus on Thursday Oct 3, 2019 7pm at Alliance Française in Chicago.
In preparation for Halloween, Korean Cinema Chicago comes back with a horror movie for October! Adapted from an old Korean folktale Janghwa Hongryeon jeon, "A Tale of Two Sisters" is a psychological horror film with beautiful camera work and sound that will satisfy both horror film fans and cinephiles. When Su-mi and her younger sister, Su-yeon come home to their father after a long leave in the city, something is strange. Their stepmother Eun-joo greets them with forced enthusiasm, while their dad is reticent and distressed. Disturbing events start to happen to the family as the conflict between Su-mi and the stepmother increases. "A Tale of Two Sisters" is the highest-grossing Korean horror film and was the first to be screened in US theatres.
The Chicago South Asian Film Festival (CSAFF) is dedicated to fostering a diverse cinematic experience in America through South Asian films. CSAFF is celebrating its 10th year in 2019 and the festival will host a number of special events at the film festival.
This revealing, politically hair-raising documentary portrait makes it clear that, at the age of 90, the vain, shoe-loving former first lady of the Philippines still has a firm grip on power behind the scenes as she maneuvers to catapult her son Ferdinand Jr., aka Bongbong, to the nation’s presidency.
Lee Chang-dong's films are characterized by his thorough depictions of characters in absolute despair and suffering. His late movies such as Burning (2018) and Poetry (2010) have been widely acclaimed by both critics and the public.
Wu Xia 2: The Code is a feature martial arts science fiction film, the sequel of a short film Wu Xia: A Martial Arts Tango, the story of a man going through a series of fights against members of the Five Elements released back in Summer of 2016.
Arts & Culture Doc Fest (ACDF) is an annual documentary festival curated by Sophia's Choice featuring some never-before-seen documentaries covering music, dance, art and history that are sourced directly from mainland China-based media organization.
SPECIAL DIRECTOR Q&A! Join us for a Facebook Live Q&A with LUCKY GRANDMA director Sasie Sealy, moderated by Tzi Ma (THE FAREWELL, MULAN, RUSH HOUR, etc.)! Be sure to watch the film before the Q&A (if you start the film at 4:20pm CT, you'll be done watching just in the for the Q&A). RSVP for the Q&A here: https://tinyurl.com/y74vzx8s or just tune into our Facebook page at 6pm CDT on June 3: https://www.facebook.com/siskelfilmcenter/