We’ve got a packed lineup today. Here’s a rundown on what is screening today:
Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words, 1 p.m.
Star of both silent and sound pictures, Chinese American actress Anna May Wong lent her unmatched talent to such lauded works as Shanghai Express alongside Marlene Dietrich. She was the first Chinese American movie star, and started out in silent films at age 17. This screening is FREE at the Freer Gallery of Art!
Big in Bollywood, 3:30 p.m.
As an Indian American actor working in Los Angeles, Omi Vaidya is subject to type-casting and less than desirable supporting roles. That is, of course, until he happens to land a dream role in one of the biggest Bollywood films of all time. He becomes a star… in India.
Click here to see Asians on Film’s interview with Omi Vaidya.
Shorts Program: Crossing Cultures, 4 p.m.
This collection of short films is filled with stories of the struggles of love, life, and family that resonate across lands and cultures.
Shorts Program: Love, Dance and Donkey Kong, 7 p.m.
If we’re lucky, passion and love enter our lives every day – passion for nature, romantic love, or even the love of a grandparent. This series of shorts showcases the many different ways passion and love play a role in our lives.
The Girl from the Naked Eye, 9 p.m.
Non-stop action. Murder. Sex. Beautiful women. A bad-ass antihero. Mystery. All these elements combine to make the ultimate Asian-American neo-noir in director David Ren’s (Shanghai Kiss) second feature film, The Girl from the Naked Eye.
Preceded by Flashes.