Inspired by the true stories of Hawaii's picture brides, with only a picture in hand, a spirited young woman leaves behind all she knows in Japan for the far-off islands of Hawaii - and an arranged marriage with a man she has only known through photographs and letters.
Join us on Thursday, May 7th at 6:30PM PT for a Q&A with producer Lisa Onodera moderated by Artistic Director Brian Hu!
Chances are you have not heard of Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. This is their powerful love story culminating in the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history.
Join us on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00PM PT for a Q&A with filmmaker Thomas Miller, film subject Tony Sullivan, and special guest Assemblymember Todd Gloria!
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 21st at 6:30PM PT for a special Q&A discussion between filmmaker Justin Chon and Pac Arts Founder Lee Ann Kim!
Helmed by four award winning cinematic voices, these four short docs map multiple San Diego’s — all distinctly Asian American. A 2008 University City plane crash that casts a somber shadow over a military city. City Heights mortuary workers who help refugee families grieve. The electric immigrant space of a karaoke-restaurant in National City. And interviews at a South Bay 20th high school reunion that reveal that memories are not always reliable.
Close out May Madness on Sunday, May 31st at 6:30PM PT with a Q&A featuring filmmakers Norbert Shieh, Quyên Nguyen-Le, RJ Lozada, & Joseph Mangat with guest moderator Erin Chew.