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Welcome to Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC)’s bi-annual film festival Season ELEVEN (11). We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy amidst this global pandemic. Now, more than ever, we are fully charged with the goal to be “Your Passport to Asian Cinema”.

Season 11, running between September 10 and October 10, 2020, will be a “combo” festival with films presented online as well as physically at a drive-in theater in Chicago. Our 15-films virtual program, restricted for U.S. viewers is in full compliance with MPA approved DRM security.

These films have been thoughtfully curated to represent authentic voices of Asia in artful narrations by Asian filmmakers based in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan. Mixed in the slate are 1 World Premiere, 1 International Premiere, 2 North American Premieres, 7 U.S. Premieres, and the rest Chicago premieres.

Additionally, pre-recorded “Filmmakers’ Talks” videos, responding to a questionnaire prepared by our elite team of virtual moderators, are included at the end of most features to enhance your understanding of the cultural and artistic aspects of the films.

Hope to see you online! Be safe and stay healthy!

Sophia Wong Boccio
Founder & Executive Director of SOPHIA’S CHOICE
Presenter of Asian Pop-Up Cinema

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South Korea Week (streaming Sept. 10-14)
Japan Week (streaming Sept. 15-19)
Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries (streaming Sept. 22-26)
China Week (streaming Sept. 29-Oct. 3)
Hong Kong Week (streaming Oct. 6-10)

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