aapi women stories at katra film series in nyc


In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, NYC’s Katra Film Series is hosting a one day event this Saturday, May 18th in Brooklyn. The sidebar event is divided into two screening blocks featuring 10 films that center around AAPI stories (more details below).

Who: Katra Film Series Sidebar Event

What: Two screening blocks, Q&A with filmmakers and award presentation

When: Saturday, May 18th from 7pm-10pm

Where: Vine – 81 Fleet Place (corner of 166 Myrtle Avenue) Brooklyn, NY 11201

Why: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

How: Tickets $10

asienne’s got the scoop on five of the ten films that highlight AAPI women’s stories which include:

Tomato and Eggs | 2018


trailer | facebook | indiegogo

Official Summary: Lisa (Celia Au) is a queer Chinese American woman who plans to marry her long-term girlfriend. As Lisa navigates the trans-generational challenges of telling her father Yun (Fenton Li), other secrets will test the bounds of family and culture.

Moon Rabbit | 2018


trailer | facebook | imdb | official site

Runtime: 15 min | Language: English, Japanese

Official Summary: Seven-year-old Rio visits her grandparents in Japan for the first time. She observes the beauty and unfamiliarity of the household, sensing a distance between her American family and the Japanese relatives. When her mother, Seiko, reveals an open secret during tea, the children are excused from the room and something happens behind closed doors.

The Pleasure of Being Served | 2017


trailer | facebook imdbofficial site

Runtime: 15 min | Language: English, Tagalog

Official Summary: ROSA, an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines is a single mother trying to save enough money to bring her young son Richard in to the U.S.

A Figure Lone | 2017


 official site (with trailer) | imdb

Runtime: 19 min

Official Summary: While putting the pieces of her life back together, Ella ignores the foreboding circumstances facing her – until she can’t.

Where There is No Exit | 2018


 official site | imdb

Runtime: 13 min

Official Summary: In this homage to ‘The Twilight Zone’ episode, five seemingly different Filipino-Americans find themselves trapped in a nondescript room with no discernible exit. What they discover about themselves in this common ground creates chaos in their deceptively innocuous realm they call home.

For more information (how to get tickets and the full list of films) please click here.

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