7th Annual Sdaff Spring Showcase

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Pacific Arts Movement says
The San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase (#SDAFFSpring) is back for its largest edition yet, from April 20 to April 27, with 20 spectacular films from 10 countries, celebrating filmmakers, documentarians and those who exhibit and explore freedom through the art of film.

Our week-long celebration of Asian cinema kicks off on April 20 with the jubilant, crowd-pleasing documentary POI E: THE STORY OF OUR SONG, the story of the first-ever Maori pop song-turned unofficial national anthem of New Zealand.

On Saturday, April 22, catch the North American premiere of SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN, a heartfelt documentary capturing the lives of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at work and at play during their one day off, when as any Hong Konger can attest, the women congregate in the streets to crack jokes, celebrate birthdays, and throw beauty pageants. The premiere will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker, Baby Ruth Villarama.

That Sunday, April 23, make sure to get your tickets RIGHT TO RESIST: FROM 9066 to 2017, a special presentation of films and shorts highlighting those who spoke up then against E.O. 9066 and those who speak up now against post-9/11 treatment of Muslim Americans.

The eight-day showcase — from socially minded documentaries to uplifting comedies — will conclude on April 27 with GOOK, a film ambitious in style and scope, urgent in its subject, and personal to the core, from director-writer-star Justin Chon.

Don't miss these phenomenal films, and every program in between, only at the 7th Annual Spring Showcase!

Schedule & tickets available at sdaff.org.

Film Events:
Opening Night Film & Reception: Poi E (SDAFF Spring 2017)
The Long Excuse 永い言い訳 (SDAFF Spring 2017)
She's the Boss Bạn Gái Tôi Là Sếp (SDAFF Spring 2017)
Window Horses (SDAFF Spring 2017)
North American Premiere: Sunday Beauty Queen 周日皇后 (SDAFF Spring)
Soulmate 七月与安生 (SDAFF Spring 2017)
The Net 그물 (SDAFF Spring 2017)
Special Presentation: Right to Resist (SDAFF Spring 2017)
An Insignificant Man (SDAFF Spring 2017)
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (SDAFF Spring 2017)
Mystery Kung Fu Theater (SDAFF Spring 2017)
Yourself and Yours 당신 자신과 당신의 것 (SDAFF Spring 2017)
Closing Night Film: Gook (SDAFF Spring 2017)
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By: Pacific Arts Movement

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