22 movies

May 1, 2020

Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help wooing the most popular girl in school. But their new and unlikely friendship gets tricky when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.

July 12, 2019

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

September 8, 1993

Through a series of flashbacks, four Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China explore their pasts.

January 1, 1982

Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the many problems experienced by Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society.

August 24, 2012

Questions of race, identity and heritage are explored through the lives of young American women growing up as adoptees from China. These four distinct individuals reflect on their experiences as members of transracial families.

April 30, 1994

Diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah assembles a diverse group of eight American men to talk about their experience of race relations in the United States. The exchange is sometimes dramatic as they lay bare the pain that racism in the US has caused them.

June 8, 2013

A YouTube adaption of David Henry Hwang's play about race, identity, politics, and casting.

August 16, 1974

A Chinese-American cop, skilled in martial arts, battles the most powerful criminal gang in San Francisco that is responsible for the death of his partner.

October 10, 1936

Feature version of the 1936 serial "Shadow of Chinatown."

This is the oldest known Chinese-American movie and one of the earliest films to have a female director. The story appears to be one of a young "Westernized" Chinese couple living in America and the cultural clash they experience with the man's traditional family. The movie has no surviving intertitles (if it ever had any), so there's room for interpretation. Formally premiering in 1917, this film did not thereafter receive commercial distribution.

13-year-old Corrine deals with her parents' recent divorce while everyone else is already adapted to their new roles as a blended family, challenging herself to train a rambunctious puppy as she discovers her new purpose.

April 4, 2022

Some people think coming out is a one-time event. But in reality, it’s an ongoing series of conversations that need love and courage. See what it means to be a #LifelongAlly in the new film by acclaimed director Alice Wu. Brought to you by OREO and PFLAG National.

A young David Gan joins the WWII effort, eager to serve his country. Feelings of exclusion as a Chinese-American disappear in the Army. After experiencing the loss of so many fallen comrades, David dedicates his life to those who never came home.

In "Caregiving: The Circle of Love," three caregivers discuss about the challenges of caregiving and how their Chinese American traditions play a role in caring for their loved ones.

In THE COLOR OF FEAR, eight American men participated in emotionally charged discussions of racism. In this sequel, we hear and see more from those discussions, in which the men talk about about how racism has affected their lives in the United States. We also learn more about the relationships between them, and about their reactions during some of the most intense moments of that discussion.

December 1, 2021

At the onset of the pandemic, a Chinese Uber driver in New York struggles to make ends meet as he picks up various passengers on a long and dreary night.

In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the US presidency and was the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that transformed women’s opportunities in higher education and athletics.

March 1, 2020

On the anniversary of the last time he saw his sister, Kevin embarks on a search for answers and self-discovery navigating his memories; remembering the possibility that his sister was a time traveler.

February 1, 1939

A restless Chinese sea captain makes a stopover in Hawaii. While ashore, the captain befriends a Hawaiian-Chinese family and, at the mother's request, teaches Chinese to her children. He falls in love with the daughter (Siu Fei Fei) although he must soon depart with his ship. Eventually he returns, "rescuing her from the natives," and takes her back to China.

April 1, 2013

The film traces the life and times of Esther Eng, a San Francisco native known as Hong Kong’s first “directress.” She directed 10 Cantonese talkies.

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