23rd Annual Asian American Showcase

April 6 - 18

The Gene Siskel Film Center and the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) present the 23rd edition of "Asian American Showcase," April 6 through 18. Enjoy the freewheeling diversity of independent dramas, comedies, and documentaries, including selected screenings with filmmakers in person.

From April 6 through June 3, enjoy the art exhibit "On/Off Grid," curated by Lydia Fu, in our Gallery/Café. The show features contemporary Asian American and Asian Diasporic artists who explore ideas, theories, concepts, and dreams of our present and future relationships with technology.

Barbara Scharres, Director of Programming


For their essential role in making the "Asian American Showcase" possible, the Gene Siskel Film Center thanks Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) founding members Sooyoung Park, Ben Kim, and William Shin; Festival Director Tim Hugh; programming associates Jonathan Laxamana, Huu Ly, and Lydia Fu; FAAIM's extended network of volunteers; the Filipino American Network; the Alphawood Foundation; the Illinois Arts Council Agency; and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.