The FMA guide to the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival: 5 Films chosen by Film in Color

The FMA guide to the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival: 5 Films chosen by Film in Color

Nov 9 2018

The FMA guide to the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival: Five Films You Need To See

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival opened November 8th and lasts until the 18th, featuring a wide range of fantastic new Asian American cinema. We asked Temple’s Film in Color, an organization dedicated to providing community and resources for people of color filmmakers here at Temple, to help us pick out some can't miss films this year.

We also have two Temple filmmakers, one current student, and one alumni, who are showing their films as a part of this festival. If you are thinking of heading to the PAAFF this year, this list will give you an inside scoop on some fantastic and diverse film to check out.

Lost in Apocalypse

Director:  Sky Wang
Logline: A group of seemingly unrelated individuals fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves at a worse place than before.
Dates Showing: November 16th at 9:35 PM
Location: Asian Arts Initiative
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Fiction and Other RealitiesDirector: Bobby Choy and Steve Lee
Logline: Fiction and Other Realities is the story of Bobby Choy, a 20-something Korean American residing in New York City who feels like a stranger in the country in which he was born.
Dates Showing: November 10th at 7:35 PM
Location: Lightbox Film Center
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Director: Various, Temple Student Sophia You
Logline: This program of seven shorts each deal with a major transition, literal or figurative, and each challenge conventional storytelling in their execution.
Dates Showing: November 15th at 5:00 PM
Location: Fleisher Art Memorial
Link to Buy Tickets: FREE


Besieged Director:  Melody Niu (Temple MFA Student)
Logline: A jealous actor begins to sabotage his musically gifted brother after he realizes they are auditioning for the same film role.
Dates Showing: Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 1:15 pm (as part of a Musical Shorts)
Location: The Institute of Contemporary Art
Link to Buy Tickets: FREE!


Call Her Ganda

Director: PJ Raval
Logline: When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case—an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude)-—galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.

Dates Showing: Director PJ Raval will visit Temple on 11/15 - and will feature a free screening of the film at 5:45 PM

Location: Annenberg, Room 03 


Take advantage of these amazing screening opportunities! 


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