THE TIGER HUNTER | 2016 | Texas Premiere
By Lena Khan
Thu JUN 1 | 7 PM | Asia Society Texas Center
Sami Malik, a young Indian, travels to America in the 1970s. He dreams of becoming an engineer to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father, a legendary tiger hunter....READ MORE BUY TICKETS
THE TIGER HUNTER Q&A
With Director Lena Khan
Thu JUN 1 | 8:45 PM | Asia Society Texas Center
Lena Khan graduated summa cum laude and received undergraduate degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles in political science and history, after which she went on to graduate from the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television....
GOOK | 2017 | Texas Premiere
By Justin Chon
Fri JUN 2 | 7 PM
Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11 year old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break....
Mixed Match | 2016 | Texas Premiere
By Jeff Chiba Stearns
Sat JUN 3 | 1:10 PM | America Cinemas
MIXED MATCH is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors...
Bicultural | 2016
By Rachel Leyco
Sat JUN 3 | 3:10 PM | America Cinemas
Torn between the 'perfect' daughter that her strict traditional family believes her to be and the open-minded free spirit that she is, a second-generation Filipino-American must make a move to declare her identity. Part of our Narrative Shorts: “Our Stories” Program.
Cowboy And Indian | 2016
By Sujata Day
Sat JUN 3 | 3:26 PM | America Cinemas
A young Bengali bride, dressed head to toe in red bridal sari and dazzling jewels, materializes out of the barren, desert landscape like a mirage. Our Indian protagonist travels for miles on foot, fighting dehydration until she collapses in the dry heat.... Part of our Narrative Shorts: “Our Stories” Program.
The Orange Story | 2016
By Erika Street Hopman
Sat JUN 3 | 3:34 PM | America Cinemas
February 1942. President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, which authorizes the forced “relocation" of 120,000 ethnic Japanese from their homes and into incarceration camps throughout the U.S. Koji Oshima is the proud owner of a small corner grocery store, but he must now abandon everything and report to an assembly center.... Part of our Narrative Shorts: “Our Stories” Program.
Nước | 2016
By Queyn Nguyen Le
Sat JUN 3 | 3:52 PM | America Cinemas
Set in the California Drought, Nước (Water/Homeland) is an experimental narrative short film about a queer Vietnamese American teen who attempts to piece together and understand their mom's experience as a Vietnam War refugee. Part of our Narrative Shorts: “Our Stories” Program.
Fractured | 2016
By Arnold Chun
Sat JUN 3 | 3:57 PM | America Cinemas
The Park Family suffers the consequences of untreated Mental Health Illness. They are thrown into chaos with the events that occurred with their son. - Inspired by a True Event. Part of our Narrative Shorts: “Our Stories” Program.
Radha | 2015
By Rupeshi Shah
Sat JUN 3 | 4:11 PM | America Cinemas
An adaptation of a famous Indian story - that of the Hindu god Krishna and his first love, Radha. While Krishna is worshipped by many devotees, it is Radha who's at the center of his universe. He's the flirtatious, popular boy; she's the reasonable, beautiful girl.... Part of our Narrative Shorts: “Our Stories” Program.
The Loveliest Flower | 2016
By Victor Nhieu
Sat JUN 3 | 4:24 PM | America Cinemas
Vivian, a Vietnamese-American teenager, struggles to learn the native tongue of her family in an effort to grow closer to her departing grandmother. Part of our Narrative Shorts: “Our Stories” Program.
Welcome To My World | 2016
By Ching Wang
Sat JUN 3 | 4:35 PM | America Cinemas
The ideal world of a compulsive alienated young man shatter as a spontaneous woman shakes up his everyday routine. A sparkling adventure between Bob, Alex, and Kiddo. Part of our Narrative Shorts: “Our Stories” Program.
Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath Of Incarceration | 2016 | Texas Premiere
By Vivienne Schiffer
Sat JUN 3 | 5:10 PM | America Cinemas
In 1942, 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced from their homes on the West Coast and into prisons in the interior. Two of those prison camps were at Rohwer and Jerome in Arkansas, a land of deep racial segregation....
The Sugihara Project | 2016
By Asuka Lin
Sat JUN 3 | 7 PM | America Cinemas
Hiroto Sugihara is a 20 year old Japanese man who is paralyzed from the waist down after suffering from a spinal cord injury playing rugby. Recently he has attempted his first mountain climb at the famous Mount Fuiji...
Crush The Skull | 2015
By Viet Nguyen
Sat JUN 3 | 1 PM | America Cinemas
On the surface, Ollie and Blair are a typical fun, young couple, secure enough to start making long-term plans together. They just happen to earn a dishonest living by breaking and entering into poorly secured, upper-class homes....
Kumu Hina | 2014
By Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Sat JUN 3 | 2:45 PM | America Cinemas
During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, teacher uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school's all-male hula troupe....
The Lost Arcade | 2015
By Kurt Vincent and Irene Chin
Sat JUN 3 | 16:20 PM | America Cinemas
Chinatown Fair opened as a penny arcade in 1944. Over the decades, it became an institution, surviving gang wars, rising rents, and the explosive growth of home gaming systems like Xbox and Playstation that shuttered all other arcades in the city....
Oblivion Season | 2014
By Abbas Rafei
Sat JUN 3 | 8 PM | America Cinemas
An ex-prostitute starts a new life by marrying her loved one but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed before. Now she is the prisoner of her loved one and to earn her freedom she should fight with the masculine society.
Student Film Showcase | 2017
By Houston High School Students
Fri JUN 9 | 7 PM | America Cinemas
In cultivating the next generation of filmmakers, please join us this evening in watching the next group of future artists and their works! These students were given a week after our Student Filmmaking Workshop to write, record, and edit their original story.
Breathin’: the Eddy Zheng Story Q&A
Featuring: Ben Wang
Fri JUN 9 | 9:07 PM | America Cinemas
Ben Wang is a documentary filmmaker whose previous films include AOKI (Co-Directed with Mike Cheng)...and MAMORI (Director, 2013 short documentary film that screened at CAAMFest)....
Mele Murals | 2016 | Houston Premiere
By Tadashi Nakamura
Sat JUN 10 | 1 PM | America Cinemas
Graffiti writers Estria Miyashiro and John “Prime” Hina join forces in this colorful documentary about the Hawaiian youth art program Mele Murals, through which they teach kids to explore their creative side, and end up with lessons about identity, art, and selfhood of their own.
Annie Undocumented | 2014
By Daniel Hsia
Sat JUN 10 | 2:55 PM | America Cinemas
Inspired by a real-life story, Annie Undocumented is a timely new web series about a teenage girl who discovers that she's an undocumented immigrant. Part of our Family Shorts: “Our Bonds” Program.
Home Is Where The Sunsets | 2016
By Kayla Tong
Sat JUN 10 | 3:21 PM | America Cinemas
Alison’s life in L.A. turns upside down when her family comes to visit from Hong Kong for the very first time. Stuffed into her cramped apartment, Alison finds beauty and heartache in the smallest of moments. Part of our Family Shorts: “Our Bonds” Program.
Toenail | 2016
By Jingyi Shao
Sat JUN 10 | 3:29 PM | America Cinemas
Frank, a career obsessed yuppie, has never seen eye to eye with Chang, his perpetually fresh-off-the-boat father. But when a broken toenail sends his father to the hospital on the eve of his big promotion, Frank comes to learn what is truly important. Part of our Family Shorts: “Our Bonds” Program.
For The Love Of Mangos | 2016
By Kayla Wong
Sat JUN 10 | 3:47 PM | America Cinemas
Know-it-all Rita tries to chip at her Indian immigrant father's traditionalism by setting him up with her feminist-studies professor. Her plan backfires when he arranges a date of her own with a childhood friend. Part of our Family Shorts: “Our Bonds” Program.
Flip The Record | 2016
By Marie Jamora
Sat JUN 10 | 4:02 PM | America Cinemas
In this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism.
Part of our Family Shorts: “Our Bonds” Program.
I Hate Big Phony | 2016
By Milton Liu
Sat JUN 10 | 4:45 PM | America Cinemas
Navigating in between cultures, the soulful Korean singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Choy discusses his emotionally moving music and performs some of it too, lending insight into his life journey and what’s next for him.
Unbroken Glass | 2016 | Houston Premiere
By Dinesh Sabu
Sat JUN 10 | 5:30 PM | America Cinemas
When he was six-years-old, Dinesh Sabu’s parents died. Raised by his siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Now as an adult with a burning curiosity, Dinesh sets out on a journey across the United States and India to piece together their story....
Tyrus | 2015
By Pamela Tom
Sat JUN 10 | 12:30 PM | America Cinemas
TYRUS is a feature-length documentary film that tells the unlikely story of Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong (and recently passed at age 106), and how he overcame poverty and racism to become a celebrated modernist painter, Hollywood sketch artist, and 'Disney Legend' for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film, Bambi.
Vimana | 2014
By Faroukh Virani
Sat JUN 10 | 2:45 PM | America Cinemas
Set in the near future, three Indian astronauts are on a one-way trip to settle a distant planet, Gliese-581g. Unfortunately, the ship's captain, Rishi, passes away after an adverse reaction to the hyper-sleep. Now it's up to the two remaining astronauts, Pankaj and Naaz, to come together and land the vessel in his memory.
Operation Popcorn | 2015
By David Grabias
Sat JUN 10 | 3:25 PM | America Cinemas
During the Vietnam War, the CIA recruited Hmong tribesmen in Laos to fight against the Communists. Afterwards, tens of thousands of Hmong were forced to flee to the U.S. as refugees. Nearly 40 years later, video is smuggled out of Laos showing that the Communist government continues to persecute those Hmong still living there....
Q Fest Houston
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Houston Latino Film Festival
JACL Houston (Japanese American Citizens League - Houston)
KASH (Korean American Society of Houston)
CCC (Chinese Community Center)
CACA (Chinese American Citizens Alliance)
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APAHA (Asian Pacific American Heritage Association)
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
APAMSA TAMU (Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association - Texas A&M)
Unipro (Pilipino American Unity for Progress)
Center for the Healing of Racism CHAA (Collective of Houston Asian Americans)