In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander culture, diversity and heritage, please enjoy this selection of movies and documentaries, some available on Hoopla and Kanopy.
This heartwarming movie is about a family who will do anything rather than let their beloved grandmother Nai Nai know she is dying. Awkwafina plays her very close granddaughter who needs her grandmother to navigate the drama of young adulthood, but struggles to keep her diagnosis secret.
A Korean family moves to a small town in the rural South, with the goal of restarting their family. They settle into a trailer, and try to start their own farm. Their grandmother comes to visit, and soon learns she has a special bond with their young son.
To be Takei is a documentary about acclaimed Japanese American actor and activist George Takei. Learn about his many diverse roles, and his work to blaze a trail for same-sex couples.
Gaysians is a thought-provoking short documentary on gay and transgender Asian Americans and their relationships with their friends and families.
Ravi Patel is a 30-year-old Indian-American who has just broken up with his white girlfriend. Now he is faced with trying to find a wife through the traditional Indian matchmaking process.
A gay man marries a woman in a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony to appease his parents and secure her a green card. When he arrives home he finds that his parents want to plan him a wedding banquet in America,.
Grace Lee finds that there are several people with her name in the American big cities she lives in. For some reason, everyone has assumptions about these individuals that align with Asian stereotypes. She sets out to explore why that is.
A young woman is invited to join the mahjong group of her deceased mother. She learns the stories of the club’s three “aunties”, and the various difficult events that affected the legacy they passed on to their daughters.
A young Korean man is able to get his family members jobs with the wealthy family he tutors for. Soon they find out that the family has a dark secret.
A young Pakistani-American comedian falls in love with a young woman who soon finds out she has a serious illness.