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Hong Kong Week: WOMEN WHO FLIRT

Watch WOMEN WHO FLIRT during the Hong Kong Week, streaming from October 6 to 10.
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Hong Kong Week: MEN ON THE DRAGON

Watch MEN ON THE DRAGON during the Hong Kong Week, streaming from October 6 to 10.
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China Week: A TOUCH OF SPRING

Watch A TOUCH OF SPRING during the China Week, streaming from September 29 to October 3.
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China Week: ALL ABOUT ING

Watch ALL ABOUT ING during the China Week, streaming from September 29 to October 3.
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China Week: BEST DIRECTOR

Watch the BEST DIRECTOR during the China Week, streaming from September 29 to October 3.
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Taiwan Week: TSUNMA TSUNMA: MY SUMMER WITH THE FEMALE MONASTICS OF THE HIMALAYA

Watch the TSUNMA TSUNMA: MY SUMMER WITH THE FEMALE MONASTICS OF THE HIMALAYA during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: WALKING DHARMA

Watch the WALKING DHARMA during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: WATER WITH LIFE

Watch WATER WITH LIFE during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: FORMOSAN B.B. IS COMING

Watch the FORMOSAN B.B. IS COMING during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: Whale Island

Watch the Whale Island during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Japan Week Streaming Four New Films

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.
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New Year's Eve of Old Lee

This film is co-presented with Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) as part of the citywide Chinese New Year celebrations.
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Arts & Culture Doc Fest 2017

Arts & Culture Doc Fest (ACDF) is an annual documentary festival curated by Sophia's Choice and co-presented with hosting partner Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE)
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2017 Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season IV

18 Contemporary Films from Asia with mixed-genres that include 1 World Premiere presentation, 3 U.S. and 5 Chicago Premieres plus 8 Festival guests from Asia in attendance
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Asian Popup Cinema Presents Survival Family

A family living in Tokyo struggles to survive in a world where all electricity has suddenly stopped.
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22nd Annual Asian American Showcase

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.
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2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Night: Honoree Teddy Robin Kwan

Sophia's Choice aka Asian Pop-Up Cinema, a Chicago-based 501(c)3 organization, will celebrate the entertainment career of special guest Teddy Robin Kwan, Hong Kong's legendary mass media icon.
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The Tiger Hunter Opens in Chicago

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!
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Signature Move Preview Premiere & Red Carpet

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.
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Screening of "Journey of a Paper Son"

The event explores the rippling effects of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 through the eyes of one man and his family
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Screening of "Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China"

Join the Chinese American Museum of Chicago for a special screening of "Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China" with a personal appearance by Executive Producer Paula Williams Madison.
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Encore Presentation: “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

Join the Chicago South Side Film Festival and the Chinese American Museum of Chicago for their joint screening of “The Chinese Exclusion Act”.
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SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES

SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES - U.S. PREMIERE
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Screening of MAINELAND

The Chinese American Musem of Chicago is pleased to host a special screening of MAINELAND, directed by Miao Wang.
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Film Screening of "El Presidente"

Film Showing of “El Presidente: General Emilio Aguinaldo Story and The First Philippine Republic”
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Celebrate Filipino American History Month

Filipino American History Month celebration in memory of FANHS National Scholar and Trustee, Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon.
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Edward Yang's "Yi Yi" in 35mm

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.
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The Ito Sisters: An American Story

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.
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Screening of "My Odyssey - Between Two Worlds"

Film screening and personal appearance
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Ilo Ilo (2013)

Join us on the Ilo Ilo (2013) on Saturday, March 9.
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Screening of “CANTON ARMY IN THE HIGH SIERRAS”

Screening of “CANTON ARMY IN THE HIGH SIERRAS: Chinese workers build America's first transcontinental railroad (1863-1869)”
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Ulam: Main Dish

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.
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Seadrift

The 24th Annual Asian American Showcase presents: Seadrift Film
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Asian American Dreams // A Short Film Showcase

Dreams are a way to express memories of the past, anxieties in the present, and hopes for the future. This program of short films looks at a collection of dreams that many share.
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Nailed It - Vietnamese Nail Salon Documentary

The 24th Annual Asian American Showcase presents: NAILED IT
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Fiction & Other Realities

The 24th Annual Asian American Showcase presents the closing night feature film:FICTION AND OTHER REALITIES
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Go Back to China w/ Special Guest Lynn Chen

The 24th Annual Asian American Showcase presents:GO BACK TO CHINA
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Origin Story at Chicago Asian American Showcase

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.
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KAtCH presents "Crazy Rich Asians"

Join KAtCH for a matinee, "Crazy Rich Asians" followed by a discussion on Asians in Hollywood and the movie's impact to the Asian American community.
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Screening of "Reunification"

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.
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Southeast Asian Perseverance Week!

Join us for Southeast Asian Perseverance Week! Celebrate the stories of Southeast Asian refugees & the Southeast Asian Diaspora!
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Exhibition Opening: Yoko Ono

Join us for this opening celebration of YOKO ONO: POETRY, PAINTING, MUSIC, OBJECTS, EVENTS, AND WISH TREES, featuring screenings of Ono’s films EYEBLINK, FLY, CUT PIECE, and MATCH PIECE.
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Asian Film Series: The Handmaiden

Asian horror films have long set the bar through their creation of creative and thought-provoking pieces that speak to longing, fear, and desire in subversive manners.
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Reunification Documentary Screening and Discussion

This film is being presented in partnership with DCASE, Facets, Chinese American Museum of Chicago, and OCA Greater Chicago.
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Screening of "The Search for General Tso"

Uncover the origins of a dish that Americans have warmly adopted as their own —“General Tso’s Chicken.”
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Dream Worlds: The Works of Anime Director Mamoru Oshii

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.
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Ghost in the Shell 2 (AnimeChicago + Japanese Culture Center)

Join us in admiring the work of Mamoru Oshii with a day-long celebration and screening of his 2004 picture, GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE.
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Flower of Hawaii

Join us on the American Premiere - The Flower of Hawaii on June 29 - July 14.
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Korean Film Screening: "Jiseul" by O Meul

Film Screening of an award winning Korean film about a historical event followed by discussions with light refreshments
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Samurai Movie Night and Swordsmanship Demo at The Logan Theatre

Join us for a fun evening of authentic Japanese martial arts and one of the finest examples of Samurai cinema!
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Fall FIlm Series: Mountains that take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri

The fall film series centers the stories of inspiring activists and the power of collective organizing across race, class, gender, and sexuality for social justice.
Community

Signal Rock Movie, a Fylpro Fundraiser

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.
Politics

Film Screening: "My Name is Kim Bok-Dong"

Join us for a screening of "My Name is Kim Bok-Dong" at the University of Illinois at Chicago's James Stukel Towers Theater.
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Lost In Translation: An Asian Film Society

Join us on the Lost in Translation.
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Fall Film Series: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace

Fall Film Series curated by Dr. Patricia Nguyen, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Instruction in Asian American Studies at Northwestern University.
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Korean Film Screening: "A Tale of Two Sisters" by Kim Jee-won

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.
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CSAFF 2019 Opening Night

The evening will conclude with an exclusive gala reception along with a special Augmented Reality Film Immersive and CSAFF 10 Years celebration booth.
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CSAFF 2019 Passes

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.
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Subtitle: Southeast Asian Short Film Festival

A diverse program of short films by established and emerging Southeast Asian filmmakers, ranging from documentary and fiction to experimental films.
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The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker is a harrowing, up-close and personal portrait of political dynasties and the stubborn persistence of authoritarian rule.
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Parasite Free Screening

PARASITE has received widespread critical acclaim and became the first South Korean project to ever win the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
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Screening of "Finding Cleveland Where Far East Meets Deep South"

Watch as his family has miraculous encounters & learn about the little known history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South.
Politics

The Kingmaker at the Gene Siskel

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.

Korean Film Screening: "Secret Sunshine" by Lee Chang-dong

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.
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Screening of Wu Xia 2: The Code

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.
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Korean Film Screening: "Housemaid" by Kim Ki-young

THE HOUSEMAID (1960) is a crime melodrama film about a mid-upper class family in the post-war South Korean society. Bong Joon-ho was largely influenced by this movie in making PARASITE.
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HANA Movie Club First Meeting

We'd like to extend an invitation to the first meeting of our HANA Movie Club, where we'll be watching Korean & East Asian films that align with our progressive values.
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Korean Film Screening: "Welcome to Dongmakgol" by Jang Jin

Longing for spring in Chicago, Korean Cinema Chicago invites you to a heartwarming drama/comedy for the March Screening.
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Asian Americans Documentary Pre-Screening

Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago and WTTW for a special pre-screening of the new documentary series Asian Americans.
Community

FANHS Rap Session on the Asian American PBS Documentary

Join the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) as we discuss the new "Asian American" PBS Documentary with some of the featured Filipino Americans in the film.
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Lucky Grandma at Gene Siskel Film Center

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/
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Joy Luck Club Author & Cast Discussion

Gold House Book Club will host a virtual discussion of “The Joy Luck Club”.