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Genre Shorts: Asian Imagination

  • 68 mins

Encompassing genres as varied as sci-fi, noir, and horror, this program of shorts demonstrates the creativity and versatility of Asian American storytelling. Filmmakers expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.

In this program

The Chef

Directed by Hao Zheng

In the near future, when all labor is replaced by humanoids, an old Chinese chef teaches a humanoid robot to cook, which places him in a dilemma between artificial intelligence and the human race.

Secret Lives of Asians at Night

Directed by KEFF

What does the model minority do after dark? (A screwball noir in 5 languages.)

Go to Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story

Directed by Phet Mahathongdy

A middle-aged Laotian refugee struggles with his harrowing past, failing marriage, and demanding career when he is haunted by mysterious supernatural entities from his homeland known as Phi.

The Visit

Directed by Roxy Shih

A pregnant woman and her husband visit her lonely, aging grandmother in the rural mountains of Taiwan only to witness the older woman’s mysterious disappearance.

Dates & Times


Lightbox Film Center

Sat, Nov 9
9:45 pm