Film has the power to bridge cultural divides. With that goal in mind, the third season of Asian Pop-Up Cinema showcases a wide range of movies designed to connect moviegoers and broaden understanding of Asian culture. Audiences will enjoy meticulously selected films rarely shown in American theaters and meet three Directors coming to Chicago with their films: South Korea’s Lee Ho-jae (“Sori: Voice from the Heart”), Japan’s Yuki Tanada (“Round Trip Heart”) and Hong Kong’s Steve Chan Chi-fat (“Weeds on Fire”).
From a heart-warming sci-fi drama to a Cannes Film Festival honored martial arts masterpiece, this season’s lineup includes films from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Tibet.
“Since our inauguration in the fall of 2015, Asian Pop-Up Cinema has presented two North American premieres, twelve Chicago premieres and a total of eighteen contemporary Asian titles. Films from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam and five prominent filmmakers were presented at the Season I & II. We are pleased to expand the horizon by adding films from the Philippines, Indonesia and Tibet in Season III, ” says Festival Founder and Executive Director, Sophia Wong Boccio.
Twelve films will be shown in their original languages with English subtitles followed by Q & A sessions. AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, or Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Tickets and details