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8th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase
April 19, 2018 - April 26, 2018
Welcome to the 8th Annual Spring Showcase, a presentation of 15 films from nine countries, from Asia and beyond. The Spring Showcase is one of many year-round programs of the non-profit media arts organization Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), including the popular San Diego Asian Film Festival, which takes place this year November 8-17, 2018.
This Spring Showcase, we invite you to gaze into the distance. See unto forever. Picture a cinema with endless possibilities, a utopia of representation outside the washed-out mainstream. Creativity, entertainment, and inspiration in perpetual motion.
On one hand: the time loop of the omnibus film WARU, in which every short film starts at 10:00AM on the same day, tracing the boundless emotional possibilities of a single cross-section of time. On the opposite end: visions of the infinite in Yayoi Kusama’s polka dots and mirror rooms, recounted with wonderment in KUSAMA – INFINITY. In between: the time travel rom-com TAKE ME TO THE MOON, a circular tale of what-ifs. Or the quiet magic of Yasmin Ahmad’s films: messages from the future in MUKHSIN, or the lights that, one by one, dim to black only to begin a new story at the end of her final feature TALENTIME.