takes a look at the L.A. riots from the perspective of two Korean-American brothers trying to defend their store; and Breathin
’ documents Eddy Zheng, who, at 16, was the youngest prisoner at San Quentin. It’s all part of this year’s Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival
, rebranded a few years ago as HAAPI Fest. Steven Wu, the festival’s co-director, tells us that HAAPI has grown in its 13 years from being a passive film festival that just shows and screens into an active one for the next generation. “We’re going to have a high-school-student filmmaker workshop,” says Wu. “We close out the festival with our arts-night program; it’s a talent performance with singers, dancers, martial artists and comedians, just a fun night.”
6:15 p.m. Thursday. Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore. The festival continues June 2-3 and June 9-10 at four other venues. For information, visit ocahouston.org/haapiff-2017/films
. Free to $30.
The 13th Annual Houston Asian American & Pacific Islander Film Festival (HAAPI Fest) spans the course of two consecutive weekends. The 5-day event will covers June 1 through 3 and June 9 through 10 and is kicking off at Asia Society Texas Center. As always, the festival will be closed out with our captivating Arts Night on June 10. HAAPI Fest is continuing its grand tradition of being a celebration of art, film, and music that the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community proudly shares each year with the city of Houston.
The son of an Indian tiger hunter moves to Chicago and resorts to extremes to impress his childhood crush;