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  1. 1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES

    Jang Joon-hwan / Korea Film Days, Signature Screenings / Republic of Korea / 2017 / Drama, Thriller / 129 mins
    Under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government officials are quick to cover up the death, but the prosecutor supposed to sign the cremation release begins to raise question about the student's death.
    1987 When the Day Comes

    October 28, 2018 5:00 PM


  2. BETTER ANGELS

    Malcolm Clarke / Signature Screenings / USA / 2018 / Documentary / 92 mins
    A theatrical documentary film written and directed by two-time Academy Award winner Malcolm Clarke, produced by William Mundell and Han Yi, and executive produced by Li S.M. and Qiao Ling. It was produced over three years, shot on four continents, and made with the participation of three US Secretaries of State.
    Better Angels

    October 28, 2018 11:00 AM


  3. DYING TO SURVIVE

    Wen Muye / Signature Screenings / China / 2018 / 115 mins
    A story on how a small drug store owner became the exclusive selling agent of a cheap Indian generic drug against Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia in China.
    Dying to Survive

    October 29, 2018 8:00 PM


  4. FIRST TEACHER

    Andrey Konchalovskiy / Signature Screenings / Kyrgyzstan, Russian / 1965 / 102 mins
    First Teacher

    October 30, 2018 12:00 PM


  5. FOLKLORE: Nobody & Tatami

    Eric Khoo, Takumi Saitoh / Signature Screenings / Japan, Singapore / 2018 / Horror / 101 mins
    Descend into the origins of fear as six acclaimed directors breathe new life into classic Asian ghost stories steeped in the histories and landscapes of their home countries. Enter the worlds they have left ajar, where the living is only half the story, and fear defines the folk.
    FOLKLORE: Nobody & Tatami

    October 31, 2018 9:30 PM


  6. THE GIRL WITH A RED SCARF

    Atif Yilmaz / Signature Screenings / Turkey / 1977 / Drama / 92 mins
    The Girl with the Red Scarf is the story of a dilemma between a woman’s love and her logic. A young Turkish woman, Asya, meets and falls in love with Ilyas, a womanizing city man and they marry and have a son, Samet.
    THE GIRL WITH A RED SCARF

    October 30, 2018 5:00 PM


  7. GRAIN

    Semih Kaplanoglu / Signature Screenings / Turkey / 2017 / 123 mins
    Grain

    October 29, 2018 2:00 PM


  8. IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC

    Caylee So / Signature Screenings / Cambodia / 2018 / Drama
    In the Life of Music, a story told in three chapters, tells the story of how one song 'Champa Battambang,' a song made famous by Sinn Sisamuth (the King of Khmer Music), plays a role in the lives of three different generations.
    In the Life of Music

    October 29, 2018 9:00 PM


  9. KOK BORU: Game of the Tough

    Ruslan Akun / Signature Screenings / Kyrgyzstan / 2018 / Action, Drama, Sport / 110 mins
    Malsat, a famous professional Kök Börü player gets expelled from a champion team for refusing to play on an injured horse. Upon returning to his native village, he finds out that his villagers' land is in danger. He decides to assemble a team from non-professional players and participate in the country's most prestigious Kök Börü Championship Cup.
    KOK BORU: Game of the Tough

    October 30, 2018 10:00 PM


  10. Philippines Short Film Day

    Various Directors / Short Film, Signature Screenings / Philippines, USA / 2017
    For 2018, AWFF is proud to announce a special program of short films celebrating the best of Asian and Asian American Cinema, including a Young Filmmakers Program and a series of short films representing the very best from Saudi Arabia and the Philippines.
    Philippines Film Day

    October 27, 2018 3:00 PM


  11. THE REAL CUBA

    Stas Namin / Signature Screenings, Documentary / Russia / 2018 / 63 mins
    The Real Cuba

    October 31, 2018 12:00 PM


  12. Saudi Short Film Program

    Various Directors / Short Film, Signature Screenings / Saudi Arabia, USA / 2017
    For 2018, AWFF is proud to announce a special program of short films celebrating the best of Asian and Asian American Cinema, including a Young Filmmakers Program and a series of short films representing the very best from Saudi Arabia and the Philippines.
    Saudi Film Day

    October 31, 2018 5:00 PM


  13. THE SPY GONE NORTH

    Yoon Jong-bin / Korea Film Days, Signature Screenings / Republic of Korea / 2018 / Drama, Thriller, war / 137 mins
    A former military officer is recruited as a spy by South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials based in Beijing.
    The Spy Gone North

    October 31, 2018 6:00 PM


  14. WHEN ANGELS SLEEP

    Rashid Suleymanov / Signature Screenings / Kazakhstan / 2018 / 81 mins
    While excitedly preparing for her wedding, Arman and her finance’s life turns upside-down. Arman gets abducted while her fiancé, Qurman, faces serious trouble with law enforcement. After her recovery, she begins her quest for justice.
    When Angeles Sleep

    October 25, 2018 7:00 PM


  15. THE WHITE SHIP

    Bolotbek Shamshiyev / Signature Screenings / Kyrgyzstan, Russia / 1976 / 100 mins
    The White Ship

    October 30, 2018 2:00 PM