Spotlight Screenings

Spotlight Screenings are one-off events throughout the year that highlight single films, present a small retrospective, or preview upcoming releases. Notable past spotlight programs have included the Taiwan Cinema Spotlight, an annual collaboration with the Museum of Photographic Arts.


Upcoming Spotlight Screenings:

San Diego Film Week: February 10 – 19

Film Consortium SD

As a part of the first-ever San Diego Film Week, a week-long celebration of local film and film festivals, Pacific Arts Movement, in partnership with the Film Consortium, will show a special presentation of 2016 San Diego Asian Film Festival Audience Award Winner “Daze of Justice” on Monday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m.

The screening will be held at the Museum of Photographic Arts (1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101). Pac Arts vouchers may be redeemed at the door.

Tickets can be purchased through the San Diego Film Week website.

Daze of JusticeDAZE OF JUSTICE: 6 p.m., Monday, February 13
(Michael Siv, 2016, 69 min.)

For the survivors of the Khmer Rouge’s atrocities, monetary compensation hardly addresses the surface of their grievances; in fact, these elders will settle for nothing less than an admission of guilt from the worst offenders of Pol Pot’s regime, even if it requires wringing it out from their cold, calloused hands.

 


Past Spotlight Screenings:


2016

June: Taiwan Cinema Spotlight: LGBT Classics, featuring BLUE GATE CROSSING, THE RIVER, BOYS FOR BEAUTY, and DRIFTING FLOWERS
July-August: The Mingei of Japanese Cinema, featuring EQUINOX FLOWER, STILL WALKING, THE MAKIOKA SISTERS, GIANTS AND TOYS, and ORNAMENTAL HAIRPIN

2015

May: Growing Up With Hou Hsiao-hsien, part of the international traveling retrospective “Also Like Life: the Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien”
December: TYRUS, directed by Pamela Tom

2014

February: JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS, directed by Stephen Chow
May: King Hu in Taiwan, featuring A TOUCH OF ZEN, DRAGON INN, and THE VALIANT ONES

2013

March: THERMAE ROMAE, directed by Hideki Takeuchi
December: TOUCH OF THE LIGHT, directed by Chang Jung-Chi

2012

February: APART TOGETHER, directed by Wang Quanan
May: THIS IS NOT A FILM, directed by Jafar Panahi
August: LOVE AAJ KAL, directed by Imtiaz Ali
September: GIVE UP TOMORROW, directed by Michael Collins
December: THE THIEVES, directed by Choi Dong-hoon

2011

February: LAST TRAIN HOME, directed by Lixin Fan
August: AMIGO, directed by John Sayles
December: A GOOD HUSBAND, directed by Isao Yukisada

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