IMAGE MOVERS: Film Festival
Asian American Studies Center 50th Anniversary

This year marks the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's 50th anniversary. To continue our series of celebratory events, we are excited to host Image Movers, a three-weekend film festival featuring powerful imagery and poignant commentary about some of the most meaningful issues facing our AAPI communities. Each program features films organized around central themes. After each screening, audiences will hear from Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmakers and actors speaking to their creative journeys, as well as from scholars, artists, and community leaders on the meaning of these themes in today's world.


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact lgadia@aasc.ucla.edu.



Presented by UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Center for Ethnocommunications, Film and Television Archive, Melnitz Movies. In collaboration with Visual Communications, Film Quarterly, and UCLA Asian American Studies Department.




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 WEEKEND 1

Asian AmericansAsian Americans Tickets

Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:30pm, Billy Wilder Theater

A production of WETA Washington, D.C. and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Flash Cuts and Tajima-Peña Productions.

 

Immigration and XenophobiaPunching at the Sun Tickets

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2pm, James Bridges Theater at UCLA

The IMAGE MOVERS: Immigration and Xenophobia program features Tanuj Chopra's "Punching at the Sun" and shorts from Tam Tran and Daniel Luu.

 

Better Luck TomorrowBetter Luck Tomorrow Tickets

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7:30pm, Billy Wilder Theater

Revisit this contemporary classic through a restorative justice framework with a panel of UCLA scholars, activists and special guests.

 

AAPI Cult CinemaAwesome Asian Bad Guys Tickets

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7:30pm, James Bridges Theater at UCLA

The IMAGE MOVERS: AAPI Cult Cinema program features "Awesome Asian Bad Guys" by Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino and short films.


Mental HealthWong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Tickets

Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2pm, James Bridges Theater at UCLA

The IMAGE MOVERS: Mental Health/Self Care program features excerpts of "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," a performance, and short films.


 

 WEEKEND 2

Saving FaceSaving Face Tickets

Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:30pm, Billy Wilder Theater

Director Alice Wu's trailblazing feature debut -- a heartwarming, lesbian romantic comedy between two Asian American women.

 

Creating (Music, Art and Dance)Bad Rap Tickets

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2pm, James Bridges Theater at UCLA

The IMAGE MOVERS: Creating (Music, Art, and Dance) program features Salima Koroma's "Bad Rap" and various shorts and performances.

 

Film Quarterly Panel: Asian American Film and Media: Past, Present, FutureFilm Quarterly Panel
Asian American Film and Media: Past, Present, Future Tickets

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 3pm, Billy Wilder Theater

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center are excited to welcome Film Quarterly for an afternoon conversation about the state of Asian Pacific American film and media in the last half century from the post-Civil Rights Era to post-CRA (Crazy Rich Asians).

 

Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One Canoe. One People.Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One Canoe. One People. Tickets

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7:30pm, Billy Wilder Theater

Proudly presented by the Polynesian Voyaging Society and 'Oiwi TV, Moananuiākea illustrates the crucial role of indigenous voices and perspectives in both storytelling and in creating paradigm-changing solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

 

Food and FamilyFinal Recipe Tickets

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 2pm, James Bridges Theater at UCLA

The IMAGE MOVERS: Food and Family program features "Final Recipe" by Gina Kim and short films by Vanessa Codilla, Jenny Tan, and Janet Chen.


 

 WEEKEND 3

Always Be My MaybeAlways Be My Maybe Tickets

Friday, March 20, 2020, 7:30pm, Billy Wilder Theater

The latest collaboration from UCLA alumni actors/co-writers Ali Wong, Randall Park and Michael Golamco, who together co-founded and participated in LCC Theatre Group, the university's well-respected Asian American theater company.

 

Bruce LeeEnter the Dragon Tickets

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 3:00pm, James Bridges Theater at UCLA

The IMAGE MOVERS: Asian American Icons (Asians in Hollywood) - Spotlight on Bruce Lee program features the film "Enter the Dragon."

 

Nitrate Screening: Daughter of ShanghaiDaughter of Shanghai Tickets

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 7:30pm, Billy Wilder Theater

Created as a star vehicle for Anna May Wong, the Los Angeles-born daughter of a Chinese immigrant family and the first Asian American female star in Hollywood, Paramount teamed her up with sympathetic French emigre director Robert Florey and high school friend/on-screen love interest Philip Ahn, as the first Asian G-man depicted on screen.