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A Cinematic Experience at the 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, Nov. 9-18

Posted By hazardcenter / October 16, 2017 / Blog / 0 Comments

150+ Films, 20+ Countries, Six Venues, One Festival

Movie buffs rejoice! UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center will once again be the home base for the acclaimed San Diego Asian Film Festival, now in its 18th year. Running from Nov. 9 – 18, the largest showcase of Asian films on the West Coast will provide a fascinating and fun-filled experience for everyone. Movie goers can make their picks from a span of genres: action, romance, comedy, drama, animation, documentaries and family-friendly films.

Bad Genius

Are you on the lookout for an adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Get a glimpse of how far a group of crafty kids will go to succeed in a test in teen comedy “Bad Genius,” or watch a world-famous doctor try his hand at reshaping his future as he relives the same tragic day in “A Day.”

Bad Genius
Friday, Nov. 10
2:15 PM
Saturday, Nov. 11
3:45 PM

A Day
Wednesday, Nov. 15
8:45 PM
Thursday, Nov. 16
6 PM

The Villainess

Join the ruthless female assassin Sook-hee as she fights her way through several battles against gangland thugs in “The Villainess.” Prepare to be amazed by the lifelike visual effects that immerse you in this major Korean action thriller.

The Villainess
Saturday, Nov. 11
8:40 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 15
8:55 PM

Love and Goodbye and Hawaii

Every festival needs a charming and witty love story. “Love and Goodbye and Hawaii” chronicles the rollercoaster of emotions former lovers Rinko and Isamu go through while sharing a home.

Love and Goodbye and Hawaii
Friday, Nov. 10
5 PM
Saturday, Nov. 11
6:35 PM

“Kita Kita” (I See You) is the epitome of a meet-cute when the lives of two Filipinos take a turn when they cross paths in Japan. It’s told in three parts and is unlike any Filipino rom-com you’ve seen.

Kita Kita (I See You)
Friday, Nov. 10
7:20 PM

Family is everything in this big-hearted family dramedy, “Close-Knit.” It tells the story about a father-daughter relationship between an 11-year-old girl and her uncle.

Close-Knit
Sunday, Nov. 12
2:30 PM

Shorts for Shorties

Make it a family night out by taking your little ones to see “Shorts for Shorties,” kid-friendly shorts about family, friendship, acceptance and resilience.

In addition, catch a couple of new digital restorations of Chinese animation classics: “Pigsy Eats Watermelon” and “The Little Sisters of the Grassland.” And get a load of this – Chinese animation historian Sean Macdonald will host a short presentation before the show!

Classics of Chinese Animation
Saturday, Nov. 11
4 PM

Shorts for Shorties!
Saturday, Nov. 11
11 AM

Thought-provoking films deserve to be complemented by mouthwatering meals and dessert. Dine at some of our amazing restaurants, including BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, Smashburger, Which Wich and Yogurtland. This fall festivity is one you won’t want to miss!

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