Film News: Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema Goes to the Drive-In Beginning April 15, 2021

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CHICAGO – Season 12 continues for the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) series of Chicago with a series of 11 films at the Lincoln Yards Drive-In from April 15th through May 2nd, 2021. For a complete schedule and ticketing information, click here.

The Opener at the Drive-In on Thursday, April 15th, is the U.S. Premiere of “One Second Champion” (Hong Kong), directed by Chiu Sin Hang. A loser single father learns that lesson the hard way when he becomes gifted with the power of seeing one second into the future. When his ability is exposed, a boxing buff persuades him to use his power in the ring. Can a second mean the difference between life and death?

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April 15th, 2021: ’One Second Champion’ (Hong Kong) at APUC Drive-In
Photo credit: AsianPopUpCinema.org

In addition to eight North American and 12 U.S. premieres, the festival is offering selected films from Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, China, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Mongolia. The festival is curated by Founder & Executive Director Sophia Wong Boccio.

Most of the feature presentations will include Q&As with the filmmakers, moderated by Mark Schilling (Japan), Ron Falzone (China/Thai), Darcy Parquet (South Korea), Kevin Ma (Hong Kong) and Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com (Taiwan).

APUC trailer for 2021 Drive-In events …

Season 12 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema runs through May 2nd, 2021. Lincoln Yards Drive-In – operated by the Davis Theatre of Chicago – is located at 1684 North Throop Street. For an “e-program” of Season 12 events, click here.. For a complete overview on APUC, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor, Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2021 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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