Film News: Asian Pop-Up Cinema SEASON 15 Begins Sept. 10, 2022

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CHICAGO – Out of the gate for Fall film fest time is the milestone 15th Season of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC). This season is taking “the show on the road” with screenings around Chicagoland and their diverse communities. APUC opens on September 10th with the U.S. Premiere of “I Am What I Am” (From China, CLICK HERE).

Season 15 screenings will pop up in downtown Chicago and the north suburbs – including Niles and Wilmette – and select films will be available for online streaming. The festival’s presentations in theaters during the weekends will feature films by region: China (September 10-16, Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater and online), Japan (September 17 - 23, Wilmette Theater), South Korea (September 24 - October 2, AMC Niles 12), Taiwan (October 22-23, Illinois Institute of Technology) and Hong Kong (October 29 - November 6, FACETS Chicago and AMC New City 14).

‘I Am What I Am’ Opens APUC Season 15 on Saturday, September 10, 2022
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“The handpicked selections for our festival continue to be the newest and most popular hit films from the respective Asian countries,” Sophia Wong Boccio – the Founder, Executive Director and Curator of APUC said. “Our festival’s goal is to share these gems with the global audience highlighting our common humanity. “ The festival will focus on unique animation, premieres and other diverse films, from Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, China and South Korea. Expert moderators representing each of the films/territories will facilitate discussions afterward.

For a calendar of films and dates, click SEASON 15 CALENDAR.. For ticket info, click SEASON 15 TICKETS. To download the PDF version of the program, click SEASON 15 PROGRAM.

Official Trailer for Asian Pop-Up Cinema series, Season 15 …

Season 15 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema kicks off on September 10th, 2022 (2pm), with “I Am What I Am” at the Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street. APUC 15 runs through November 6th. For a complete overview on APUC, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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