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March 2017

Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents Survival Family

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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SURVIVAL FAMILY (サバイバルファミリー) Director: Shinobu Yaguchi Starring: Fumiyo Kohinata, Eri Fukatsu, Yuki Izumisawa, Wakana Aoi Film Source: Pony Canyon International Japan | 2017 | 117 Minutes | Japanese w/ English Subtitles | Genre: Comedy | DCP Synopsis: A family living in Tokyo struggles to survive in a world where all electricity has suddenly stopped.

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Business Luncheon Featuring David Whitaker, President and CEO of Choose Chicago

March 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Evergreen Restaurant, 2411 S. Wentworth Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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David Whitaker is the President and CEO of Choose Chicago, Chicagos Convention & Visitor Bureau. Chicago currently welcomes over 52 million visitors annually (only one of three cities in the United States with that distinction). David oversees the overall Marketing, Public Relations, Digital Media and Global Trade Development programs launched domestically and in key international markets to support Chicagos Visitor Industry. Prior to joining Choose Chicago, David was Chief Marketing Officer for Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the…

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents MadamPhung’s Last Journey

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alliance Française de Chicago, 810 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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Directed by: Tham Nguyen Thi Vietnam | 2014 | 87 Minutes | Vietnamese w/ English Subtitles | Genre: Documentary | DCP Film Source: Icarus Films Synopsis: This cinéma vérité documentary takes us on a year-long ride with an itinerant troupe of cross-dressing performers, led by Madam Phung, as they traverse the remote southern regions and central highlands of Vietnam.

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents Cock & Bull

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Directed by: Cao Bao-ping Starring: Liu Ye, Zhang Yi, Duan Bo-wen, Wang Zi-wen China | 2016 | 110 Minutes | Chinese w/ English Subtitles | DCP | Genre: Drama, Crime Film Source: Hehe (Shanghai) Pictures/Chinalion Film Distribution, LLC Synopsis: When a murder occurs in a small town in southeast China, a local mechanic, known for his honesty, comes under suspicion. When the police target him to take the fall, he’s forced to try and exonerate himself, uncovering a number of…

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents The Search

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Written and Directed by: Pema Tseden Starring: Zong Zhi, Mnla Jiepu, Dobe Dorje Film Source: Icarus Films China | 2013 | 112 Minutes | In Tibetan language w/ English subtitles | Genre: Drama Synopsis: The Search is the first-ever film made in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region to have been shot entirely with a Tibetan crew and in the Tibetan language. The film picks up the story of a photographer and a director traveling from village to village looking for…

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents Goddesses in Taiwan Cinema – Day 1

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Claudia Cassidy Theater at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Directed by award-winning directors: Chang Ying, Li Hsing, Chan Hung-lit, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Ko I-chen, Yee Chih-yen. Film Source: Taiwan Cinema Toolkit Free screening (shown @ 10:30 AM; 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM daily. Each film shown once only). Synopsis: “Goddesses in Taiwan Cinema” is a digitally restored retrospective of six (6) titles starring legendary leading Taiwanese actresses, Pai Hong, Zhen Zhen, Brigitte Lin, Feng Fei-fei, Su Hui-lun & Kuai Lun-mei during the 1960's through the early 21st century. Co-presented with…

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents Goddesses in Taiwan Cinema – Day 2

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Claudia Cassidy Theater at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Directed by award-winning directors: Chang Ying, Li Hsing, Chan Hung-lit, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Ko I-chen, Yee Chih-yen. Free screening (shown @ 10:30 AM; 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM daily. Each film shown once only). Synopsis: “Goddesses in Taiwan Cinema” is a digitally restored retrospective of six (6) titles starring legendary leading Taiwanese actresses, Pai Hong, Zhen Zhen, Brigitte Lin, Feng Fei-fei, Su Hui-lun & Kuai Lun-mei during the 1960's through the early 21st century. Co-presented with Taiwan Cinema Toolkit and Department…

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents My Egg Boy

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Director: Fu Tien-Yu Starring: Ariel Lin, Rhydian Vaughan, Zhan Huai-yun Film Source: Touch of Light Films LTD Taiwan | 2016 | 110 Minutes | Mandarin with English subtitles | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | DCP Synopsis: A woman freezes her eggs and looks for the right man to start a family. In the pursuit of this man, she ends up in a wintry Swedish Province, where ice and snow becomes a metaphor for the unborn child who is waiting to…

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April 2017

Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents The Projects

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Director: Junji Sakamoto Starring: Naomi Fujiyama, Ittoku Kishibe, Michiyo Okusu, Takumi Saito Film Source: Kino Films Co., Ltd. Japan | 2016 | 103 Minutes | In Japanese with English subtitles | Genre: Comedy, Drama | Blu-ray Synopsis: Hinako and Seiji had managed an herbal pharmacy until the unexpected death of their son. They closed up the pharmacy and moved to the housing project where a mysterious guy visits them for a medication. One day, Seiji disappears and soon rumors start…

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents Song of the Phoenix

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, 238 W. 23rd St
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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Director: Wu Tian-ming Starring: Tao Zeru, Peng Chi, Xianxu Hu, Mincheng Li Film Source: Chinese Consulate of Chicago China | 2014 | 110 mins | |In Mandarin with English subtitles | Genre: Drama | DCP Synopsis: From the Director of Old Well and The King of Masks comes his final film that helped inspire the 5th Generation filmmakers in China. In Song of the Phoenix, the life and trials of You Tian-ming, a young suona (trumpet) apprentice forms his own…

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