The 19th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Returns to Hazard Center

Posted By hazardcenter / November 7, 2018 / Blog / 0 Comments

San Diego, there’s plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season—spiced lattes, family gatherings, and the highly-anticipated return of the 19th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival to Hazard Center!

UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center will once again be the hub for the West Coast’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema from November 8-17, 2018. A cinematic playground for all—film lovers can choose from a plethora of genres: action, comedy, romance, drama, documentary, animation, family-friendly and much more.

Still feeling spooky from Halloween? After witnessing a murder outside his apartment, an ordinary family man realizes he’s next. “The Witness” will keep you constantly looking over your shoulder. Or, for the blood and gore fanatics—catch “One Cut of The Dead” and see how far a movie director will go to ensure his (initially fictional) zombie movie is a success.


The Witness
Monday, Nov. 12 at 8:35 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:45 p.m.

One Cut of The Dead

One Cut of The Dead
Friday, November 9 at 9:50 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 at 9:05 p.m.

Maybe you’re feeling inspired. Watch “Inventing Tomorrow” to see how youth from around the world come together to try and save it. Or, see “Fiction and Other Realities,” following a young Korean American musician, who leaves his struggles behind in New York to find his path to belonging in Seoul.

Inventing Tomorrow

Inventing Tomorrow
Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Fiction and Other Realities

Fiction and Other Realities
Monday, Nov. 12 at 6:40 p.m.

“Brother of the Year” encompasses what some of us are all too familiar with—sibling rivalry. Catch this hilarious sibling duo battle it out in this family-friendly comedy. Or catch “Bitter Melon,” in which a Filipino-American family grapples with a long history of violence in a dark revenge comedy.

Brother of the Year

Brother of the Year
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1:25 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11 at 4:15 p.m.

Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon
Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3:25 p.m.

From acclaimed director, Tsui Hark, action is brought to you in the best way possible: 3D. Watch “Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings” for a vivid tale like none you’ve ever seen before.

Detective Dee

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 5:20 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 5:45 p.m.

Any night can be date night at the film festival, especially under the bright big screen showing “Mr. & Mrs. Cruz.” In an adventure to find themselves, two strangers end up finding each other against the beautiful and romantic backdrop of Palawan. Or, find a classic romcom in “How Long Will I Love You,” but with a major twist—time and the universe are not on their side.

Mr. & Mrs. Cruz

Mr. & Mrs. Cruz
Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m.

How Long Will I Love You

How Long Will I Love You
Monday, Nov. 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:20 p.m.

As you witness rich stories from amazing countries your heart will be warm, and your stomach will not only hurt from laughter, but also hunger! In between films, enjoy yummy offerings from Hazard Center’s restaurants: Smashburger, Which Wich, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, Yogurtland, Intermezzo Espresso Café and Starbucks!

For more information about the film festival and to purchase tickets, visit sdaff.org or follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @pacartsmovement #SDAFF2018.



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