IN DIALOGUE: select filmmakers.

Monday, May 20, 6:00 p.m. | This program of short films examines family as the source of both our greatest joys and our deepest sorrows. In THE VAN (dir. Bernard Badion) a man helps his father process the loss of the son’s mother. In APARTMENT 605 (dir. Bianca Catbagan) Mika has an unexpected visitor while attending to their deceased father’s belongings. A mother and son decide to do something special for their ailing nanny in LITTLE MANILA (pictured, dir. Arthur Rodger 'Harley' Maranan) In FIDEL (dir. Luke Lace) a young man hesitates to help care for his housebound grandmother. A poetic meditation on a volcanic eruption and a mother’s rage is explored in THE ROARING OF THE CARABAO (dir. Angeline Meitzler). In KAIN TAYO! (dir. Kirsten Magbanua) a brother and sister use food to compete for their mother’s favor. In CHICKEN FOR DINNER (dir. Sharon Mayo) a young woman tries to reconcile her family’s present with its past. A woman and a mysterious man use the power of karaoke to fight for their right to be free in A KARAOKE SPACE ODYSSEY (dir. Achim Mendoza). And in UPROOTED (dir. Joe Tuliao) a mother and son’s immigrant idealism gives way to sobering realities. IN DIALOGUE: select filmmakers.

Asian American Showcase: Presented as an annual collaboration with the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media and now celebrating its 27th year, the Asian American Showcase (AAS) provides a platform for new work by established and emerging Asian American filmmakers. View full program.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email