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Your search by 'Asian / Pacific Islander' identified 25 films


  • Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy

    Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy

    USA , 2013 , 78 min. America’s “Gaysian Sweetheart,” actor and comedian Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty), sparkles onstage with spot-on incisive and flirtatiously filthy stand-up. In Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy, Mapa’s high-paced, award-winning off-Broadway show is coupled with touching backstage scenes with his husband and their child, whom they adopted through foster care.... Read more
  • Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

    Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

    117 min. As a tough Armed Forces Reservist prepares to visit her childhood village, she flashes back to the sweet innocence of being a 12-year-old and the first time she fell in love with a beautiful and mysterious woman.... Read more
  • Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

    Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

    Philippines , 2013 , 112 min. As a tough Armed Forces Reservist prepares to visit her childhood village, she flashes back to the sweet innocence of being a 12-year-old and the first time she fell in love with a beautiful and mysterious woman.... Read more
  • Casey’s Hope

    Casey’s Hope

    USA , 2013 , 6 min. A queer Chinese-Vietnamese refugee shares the intimate challenges of starting a family of her own.... Read more
  • Dawn

    Dawn

    USA , 2012 , 10 min. Two strangers—one African American, the other Asian American—have a dangerous, racist encounter on a subway, but they may have more in common than they thought. A tightly wound, deftly shot drama that packs a punch.... Read more
  • Dirty Boots (He Don’t)

    Dirty Boots (He Don’t)

    USA , 2014 , 5 min. A sexually charged day in the life of a gay biker gang in Brooklyn leads to unexpected outcomes in this music video for Gainesville indie-band Holopaw’s queer song “Dirty Boots (He Don’t).” Narrated by Peter Berlin.... Read more
  • Dream Date

    Dream Date

    UK , 2012 , 3 min. Two women check into a hotel for a night of fun, but is all as it seems on this Dream Date?... Read more
  • Dyke Central

    Dyke Central

    USA , 2014 , 85 min. Watch delicious drama unfold in Dyke Central, a lighthearted dramatic comedy that delves into queer Oakland culture. Oaktown folks who like their produce and film local will relate to Dyke Central’s queers as they traverse the boundaries between friendship and romance.... Read more
  • FU377

    FU377

    UK , 2014 , 5 min. While the Indian Supreme Court tries to outlaw homosexuality, an adorable mother has her knowledge of “gay sex” in mint condition, wheeling out a tidbit or two for her heartbroken queer daughter in an effort to cheer her up.... Read more
  • Happy Birthday Cindy Wei

    Happy Birthday Cindy Wei

    UK , 2013 , 10 min. Happy Birthday Cindy Wei follows 15-year-old school underdog Cindy Wei as she takes her first steps towards building up confidence and overcoming her lack of cultural identity by the discovery of her mysterious cousin Michael’s well kept secret.... Read more
  • History of SFWAR

    History of SFWAR

    USA , 2013 , 11 min. Tracing their 40-year history, this moving documentary honors the role that San Francisco Women Against Rape plays in the fight to end sexual assault.... Read more
  • Jellyfish

    Jellyfish

    Malaysia , 2013 , 11 min. Set in a Muslim fishing village in Borneo Jellyfish is the coming-of-age story of Danice, a fourteen-year old fisherwoman who tastes first love with Riya—an alluring transgender woman who arrives in the village one day.... Read more
  • Kumu Hina

    Kumu Hina

    USA , 2013 , 74 min. This powerful film documents the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture within the westernizing society of modern day Hawai’i. It is told through the lens of Hina Wong-Kalu, an extraordinary Native Hawaiian woman who is both a proud mahu, or transgender person, and a respected kumu, or teacher.... Read more
  • Lilies

    Lilies

    USA , 2014 , 7 min. Past and present coincide when a chance meeting reveals a love story as intricate as origami.... Read more
  • Lilting

    Lilting

    UK , 2014 , 91 min. Exploring matters of lost love, memory, and cultural barriers with sensitivity and emotional truth, Lilting tells the story of a Chinese mother and her son’s British lover attempting to move on after the death of their beloved.... Read more
  • Limited Partnership

    Limited Partnership

    Australia , 2014 , 74 min. In 1975, Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan became one of the first same-sex couples to legally marry—and the first to be denied legal immigration status. This documentary tells the story of a pioneering bi-national couple who paved the way to defeat DOMA.... Read more
  • Ordinary Family

    Ordinary Family

    South Korea , 2014 , 23 min. Ordinary Family’s Su-young plans to go on the first vacation with her girlfriend, Young-mi, but Su-young receives the news that she must visit her father, with Young-mi in tow.... Read more
  • Possibly

    Possibly

    USA , 2013 , 10 min. Two queer Asian American women, Cass and Des, run into each other everywhere, so what could possibly be their connection?... Read more
  • Prinsesa

    Prinsesa

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. Rey, a young Filipino American father, recalls the Singkil folk dance tale to his children to calm them after an earthquake, but his young boy seems to identify more as the princess than the prince. Should Rey “straighten out” the boy to prove his own masculinity to his friends?... Read more
  • Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    71 min. This upbeat Indian documentary details the work of organizations that have sheltered and advocated for lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. As Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes same-sex behavior, is ruled unconstitutional and then revived, LGBT Indians react with joy—and then rage and determination to live open lives.... Read more
  • Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    India , 2014 , 66 min. This upbeat Indian documentary details the work of organizations that have sheltered and advocated for lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. As Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes same-sex behavior, is ruled unconstitutional and then revived, LGBT Indians react with joy—and then rage and determination to live open lives.... Read more
  • Quick Change

    Quick Change

    Philippines , 2013 , 98 min. Walking a legal and moral tightrope, transwoman Dorina administers beautifying (but illegal and dangerous) collagen injections to her friends and beauty pageant contestant clients in Manila’s transgender community.... Read more
  • To Be Takei

    To Be Takei

    USA , 2014 , 90 min. The stellar centerpiece documentary of Frameline38 celebrates the Star Trek legend, the marriage-equality advocate, the spokesperson for Japanese Americans imprisoned in internment camps during World War II, Facebook phenomenon (with nearly 7 million fans), and the recipient of this year’s Frameline Award: superstar George Takei.... Read more
  • Trucker Kitty

    Trucker Kitty

    USA , 2013 , 6 min. Kitty Liang is a badass Asian American woman trucker who shows off her driving skills.... Read more
  • Under Ground

    Under Ground

    China , 2013 , 14 min. Xuan, a talented young Chinese musician who lives in NYC, dreams of touring the world as an indie-rock star—not only because she loves music, but to her it seems the only way she can reveal her relationship to her family.... Read more