All Programs A-Z

  1. Night Market Hero

    Mike Takashi, Yeh Tien-lun / Taiwan / 2011 / 126 min / San Francisco Premiere

    A handsome night-market union leader has more to worry about than who serves the best plate dinner when a real-estate developer threatens to take over the 888 Night Market. Mouth-watering dishes and inventive comedy abound in Taiwan’s biggest box-office hit of 2011.

    March 12, 2012 9:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Rush Only

    March 17, 2012 4:00 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
    Rush Only

  2. Ninja Kids

    Takashi Miike / Japan / 2011 / 100 min

    A group of eight-year-old ninja kids helps protect their cross-dressing hair-stylist friends from evil villains in Takashi Miike’s freaked-out new epic, based on a popular manga. Seemingly filmed in an acid haze somewhere between ancient Japan and the Castro, Ninja Kids is Seven Samurai by way of Willy Wonka.

    March 11, 2012 12:30 pm
    Castro Theater
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 17, 2012 12:30 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

  3. Nisa

    Doug Archibald / USA / 2010 / 12 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Nisa is a young Thai female sex worker who lives and works in a brothel. When a dreadful secret threatens to materialize, Nisa must resort to creative means to elude her fate.
    See XXX Shorts for screenings.
  4. No Contract

    Randall Lloyd Okita / Canada / 2011 / 8 min / USA Premiere

    In this visually mesmerizing experimental documentary, an audience watches while a stuntman sets himself on fire. What begins as a simple stunt turns into a combustive treatise on isolation, desire, destruction and connection.
    See This Is Not Love for screenings.
  5. No Look Pass

    Melissa Johnson / USA / 2011 / 87 min

    The daughter of Burmese immigrants and a star player on the Harvard basketball team, Emily Tay is also a lesbian—a reality she’s afraid her parents won’t accept. No Look Pass is an intimate portrait of a young woman negotiating the challenges and contradictions that we all encounter while seeking our place in the world.

    March 11, 2012 6:30 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Rush Only

    March 14, 2012 9:00 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
    Tickets not currently on sale

  6. Only Meal of the Day

    SHANG-SING GUO / Taiwan / Thailand / 2010 / 7 min / San Francisco Premiere

    What does it mean to have? In this short filled with patience and compassion, a noodle vendor, a young boy and his mother are at the nexus as a foreign couple in Thailand confront the assumptions within the act of giving.
    See White Elephant for screenings.
  7. Opening Night Gala

    150 min

    Join us after WHITE FROG for a decadent soiree at the magnificent Asian Art Museum. Mix and mingle while exploring the museum's dazzling exhibit "Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts." Nosh on tasty treats and sip on signature cocktails and fine wines from our exceptional gala sponsors, such as Bushi Tei, Serpentine and Haamonii.

    March 8, 2012 9:30 pm
    Asian Art Museum
    Tickets not currently on sale

  8. Papa Mau: The Way Finder

    Na’alehu Anthony / USA / 2010 / 57 min

    A group of Hawai’ian locals reconnect with the long-forgotten traditions of canoe-building and “wayfinding,” the art of finding one’s way across the seas by nature and wits alone, in this stirring documentary. With short Moke Action.

    March 11, 2012 12:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 17, 2012 12:15 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

  9. Parachute Kids

    Allen Ho / USA / 2011 / 15 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Kelvin is a ‘Parachute Kid,’ one of many affluent Asian American children left on their own in the U.S. while their parents work overseas. Seeking relief from an unsupervised adolescence full of partying and drugs, Kelvin reaches out to his mother at Christmas, but their years apart may be too much to overcome.
    See This Is Not Love for screenings.
  10. Power of Love

    Joyce Wong / Canada, Kenya / 2011 / 8 min / San Francisco Premiere

    The men of a Kenyan Maasai tribe describe the overwhelming impact that the music of Celine Dion has had on their lives.
    See White Elephant for screenings.

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