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Seasion 18: Asian Pop-Up Cinema

  • Wed, March 20, 2024
  • Sun, April 21, 2024
  • Alliance Francaise de Chicago, AMC NEWCITY 14, the BLOCK MUSEUM OF ART in Evanston

Running between March 20 - April 21, 2024. Asian Pop-Up Cinema will premiere new films from Asia with presentations onsite in theaters and online.  Each week throughout the festival is dedicated to works from a different region, with films screened in person on weekends at AMC Newcity 14 (1500 N. Clybourn Ave.) and available via streaming on weekdays. This year’s festival also features an inaugural partnership with Northwestern University, Asian Pop-Up Cinema at the Block Museum, featuring special screenings and guest lecturers.

The 18th season of Asian Pop-Up Cinema opens on March 20, 2024, with the Chicago Premiere of Charles-Olivier Michaud’s RU, the story of a young Vietnamese girl adapting to life in Quebec and featuring an in-person appearance from lead actor Jean Bui. Closing Night features the Midwest Premiere of WE ARE FAMILY, following the founder of a rent-a-family business navigating personal and professional conflicts, with director Benny Lau in attendance with star Carlos Chan, who will receive the Festival’s Bright Star Award on April 20. The season’s Centerpiece presents the Midwest Premiere of Chen Zhizhong’s GOOD AUTUMN, MOMMY, screening April 13 and starring award-winning actress Shu Qi as a woman forced to embark on a transformative journey following the disappearance of a new family member.

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