From dreamy knockouts to the rulebreaking rebels, these darlings take the silver screen by storm.
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Based on true events, Lyle Nomura is a star pitcher forced to leave behind a college scholarship when he and his family are suddenly interned at the Topaz Utah internment camp. As the Nomura’s start their own baseball team, tensions build to a final showdown with a rival team led by a racist prison guard.
When a stripper is murdered in LA’s Little Tokyo, Japanese American detective Joe Kojaku (James Shigeta) and his partner Charlie Bancroft (Glenn Corbett) are assigned to the case—but their investigation is soon complicated by both romantic rivalry and racial tension.
The ultimate testament to galvanizing the grassroots, THE DEBUT came out of nowhere to become one of the highest grossing self-distributed films in the US and a cornerstone of Asian American film. In this coming-of-age feature, Ben, a talented and ambitious high school senior, grapples with his Filipino heritage and his own American dreams in a series of conflicts that culminate on his sister's eighteenth birthday party.
Set in 1995 Seattle, this short follows the trials and tribulations of a Cambodian hustler named Rocky Mang who gets a wake-up call when a barista accepts his invite for a date.
This fascinating documentary examines the history of the nation’s premiere all-Chinese nightclub, Forbidden City, a popular San Francisco nightclub during the 1930s. Like the Cotton Club of Harlem which featured America’s finest African American entertainers, Forbidden City gained an international reputation with its unique showcase of Chinese American performers in eye-popping, all-American extravaganzas.
A look at one of Asian American cinema's most fascinating and elusive figures, the savvy and dandyish director Esther Eng, who as a queer, female director in California in the 1930s-40s was so far ahead of her time we're still struggling to keep up.
On April 29, 1992, Eli will get a black eye and “gook” scribbled on the hood of his car, reminders that he’s not wanted in the neighborhood where he owns a shoe store. In that store, on this day, with the Rodney King verdict playing on TV, he and others in the community are going to confront the pain festering on both sides of the graffiti.
Join us Thursday, May 21 at 6:30PM PT for a special Q&A discussion between filmmaker Justin Chon and Pac Arts Founder Lee Ann Kim!
Three young skateboarding friends bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
Don’t you forget about 1986, when the Latin Lover collided with the punk and the pastor’s daughter on a Seoul summer camp for overseas Korean youth to discover their roots. And by roots, we mean soju, laughs, and that weird science of young love.