The Asian Pop-Up Film Festival opens for its fifth season this Wednesday, September 20 at the AMC River East 21 with a screening of The Gangster’s Daughter. Filmmaker Chen Mei-Juin will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Founded by Sophia Wong Boccio, the festival has been one of the more intriguing film programming endeavors of the city, offering a platform for Asian cinema that otherwise would not be featured in Chicago. In its two years, the seasonal festival has amassed a growing legion of patrons and offered a screening venue for such notable films as Yeon Sang-ho’s Train to Busan and Na Hong-jin’s The Wailing. Among this season’s chief highlights include the screening of Anne Hui’s new film Our Time Will Come with critic Simon Abrams in attendance for a Q&A.
For additional programming and ticketing information, check out the Asian Pop-Up Film Festival website here.