Film News: Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season 14 Begins March 13, 2022

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CHICAGO – The 2022 local film festival scene is picking up steam as the Spring Season 14 of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) kicks off on March 13th at AMC Niles (Illinois). The South Korean film “Heaven: To the Land of Happiness” has its Midwest Premiere, beginning nearly a month of APUC through April 10th.

“Our festival continues promoting diversity and this season’s handpicked selection includes many films made at the height of the pandemic,” APUC Executive Director Sophia Wong Boccio said. “Asian Pop-Up Cinema is proud to celebrate filmmaker’s resilience and creativity in spite of the adverse conditions during different waves of COVID-19 and variants.” The diverse lineup celebrates the best of Asian cinema from South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan. Programming highlights include continued representation from female filmmakers and for the first time in two years, in-person special guest appearances.

Opening Film APUC Season 14 on Sunday, March 13th, 2022
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For a calendar of films and dates, click SEASON 14 CALENDAR. For ticket info, click SEASON 14 TICKETS. In Chicago, venues for films are AMC River East, Alliance Franchise de Chicago and the Tower Auditorium at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Suburban films will screen at AMC Niles and the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago (Wheeling, Illinois). APUC is curated by Founder & Executive Director Sophia Wong Boccio.

In an interview with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago Via Zoom, Founder and Executive Director Sophia Wong Boccio of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema series provides insight to Season 14 …

Official Trailer for Asian Pop-Up Cinema series, Season 14 …

Season 14 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema kicks off on March 13th, 2022, with “Heaven: To the Land of Happiness” at AMC Niles 12, 301 Golf Mill Center, Niles (Illinois). APUC runs through April 10th. For a complete overview on APUC, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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