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March 2017

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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Free Screening of “Finding Cleveland”

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chinese Christian Union Curch, 2301 S. Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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Chinese Christian Union Church and Pui Tak Center hosts a free screening of the award winning film Finding Cleveland. http://www.findingcleveland.com/ This documentary film highlights the overlooked contributions of Chinese immigrants and documents the resolve of early Chinese pioneers to overcome the challenges of the time. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with filmmakers Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu aka Only Won.

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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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Chinatown Business Luncheon Featuring Kim Foxx, Illinois State’s Attorney

April 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lee Wing Wah Restaurant, 2147 S. China Place
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents Norjmaa

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Director: Bayaneruul Starring: Badame Dugursurong (Winner of the Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress), Merden-Erdene Inner Mongolia, China | 2014 | 102 Minutes | Mongolian w/ English Subtitles | Genre: Drama, History Synopsis: During WWII, Mongolian goat herder Norjmaa finds two injured soldiers, one Japanese and one Russian. She takes them into her care, tends to their wounds with traditional Mongolian medicine, and saves their lives. However, when the two enemies are strong enough, each man seems to have only…

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents Train to Busan

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Director: Yeon Sang-Ho Starring: Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jung Film Source: Well Go USA South Korea | 2016 | 118 mins. | In Korean with English subtitles | Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller Synopsis: Train To Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the…

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents She Remembers, He Forgets

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
PianoForte Chicago, Inc., 1335 S Michigan Ave
Chicago,
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Director: Adam Wong Starring: Miriam Chin Wah Yeung, Jan Lamb and Neo Yau Film Source: Cheng Cheng Films Producer: Teddy Robin Kwan Hong Kong | 2015 | 110 mins.| In Cantonese with English Subtitles | Genre: Comedy, Romance | DVD Synopsis: Unfulfilled at work and dissatisfied with her marital life, a middle-aged woman attends a high school reunion. She then finds herself engulfed by a floodgate of flashbacks that change the course of her and two boys’ lives forever.

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents Gallants

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Studio A of Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Directors: Derek Kwok & Clement Cheng Starring: Leung Siu-lung, Chen Kuan-tai and Teddy Robin Kwan Film Source: Infinitus Entertainment Limited Hong Kong | 2010 | 98 mins. | In Cantonese with English Subtitles | Genre: Action/Comedy | DVD Synopsis: Weedy office worker Cheung is sent to a remote village to secure property rights for his real estate company. Two martial artists run the village’s teahouse, which was once the kung-fu school of their teacher Master Law. Lying unconscious upstairs in…

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