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1990s Asian American Film & Video

January 26, 2021 - January 25, 2022

Educational & Non-Theatrical Availability

Educational Pricing

  • Single Classroom Screening - $150

  • Single DVD - $250

  • Single Title Streaming:1-year Digital Site License - $225

Digital Site License (DSL) allows a school, university or library to locally host and stream a film to their faculty and student body on a secure, password or IP-protected system for the life of the digital file. 

  • Single Title Bundling: 1 Year Digital Site License + Public Performance Rights - $325

Public Performance Rights allows for an institution to hold an exhibition of the film on its own grounds, to groups of no more than 50 people, and where no admission is charged.​

  • Entire Collection (7 films listed below): 1 Year Digital Site License + Public Performance Rights - $500​

K-12, Public Libraries, Non-Profits, and Other Screenings

Special reduced pricing is available to these groups, in addition to community or festival screenings. For any inquiries into special screenings, please fill out this form to inquire about pricing information.

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Terminal USA


Jon Moritsugu


Video, Color

54 min.

One family’s shenanigans, full of playfully twisted stereotypes, drug addictions, and illicit affairs, grow ever more violent in this comedic satire, which was controversially created for public broadcast.

"Jon Moritsugu turns the American sit-com family on its head with TERMINAL USA, a post-punk, psychedelic picnic brimming with wholesome depravity."

VARIETY, David Rooney, 1994

“Punk opus!”

NEW YORK POST, V. A. Musetto, 1993

Terminal USA page

Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Toronto Film Festival

Rotterdam Film Festival

Goteberg Film Festival

Copenhagen Film Festival

V’iennale, Austria

The Fringe Fest , Australia

Terminal USA


Family Relations, Drama, Comedy

Strawberry Fields


Rea Tajiri


Video, Color

90 min.

Set in the 1970s, a teenage Japanese American pyro runs away from her repressed and overbearing mother on a cross-country road trip that ends at the site of a World War II internment camp, rendering corporeal seen and unseen ghosts.

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

Los Angeles Film Festival

Grand Prix at the Fukuoka Asian Film Festival

Strawberry Fields


Family Relations, Japanese America, Internment, Drama

Some Divine Wind


Roddy Bogawa


Video, B&W

72 min.

A splintering of narrative structure mixed with found and created material depict the life of Ben, a young multiracial man is safely ensconced in his life with a white girlfriend, as he discovers that his father was part of a bombing mission that destroyed his Japanese mother’s village and killed her entire family during World War II.

"Struggling with the conflicts of assimilation in the shadow of the holocaust…History, is invoked."

- Beth Coleman, The Village Voice

". . .Bogawa's peculiar temperament, one of the most totally Southern Californian sensibilities on film, is like a mixture of Chris Marker, Robert Towne, and James Benning. . ."

- Daryl Chin, Image Forum

If Film Could Smell Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, 2013

Third World Newsreel

Some Divine Wind


Family Relations, History, Anti-War, Drama

Fresh Kill


Shu Lea Cheang


Video, Color

80 min.

The first feature film from artist and digital pioneer Shu Lea Cheang brings her radical experimental vision to a viciously political and campy narrative of two young lesbian parents who fight against environmental racism in the form of radioactive fish lips.

“A riveting and densely packed film, Fresh Kill evokes the furious rhythms of channel surfing with its rapid-fire editing style. “ Lawrence Chua, BOMB magazine, 1996

1994 Berlin Film Festival

1995 Whitney Biennial

Fresh Kill


Globalization, LGBTQ Studies, Drama, Environmental Studies

Kelly Loves Tony


Spencer Nakasako


Video, Color

58 min.

In this captivating take on documentary co-creation, Kelly Saeturn and her boyfriend, Tony Saelio, both refugees from Laos who grew up in the US, record a year and a half of their own lives as Kelly balances her hopes to attend college, a pregnancy, and her relationship with Tony, an ex-con trying to reform.

Kelly Loves Tony


Southeast Asia, Documentary, Criminal Justice, Family Relations, Autobiography, Refugee Studies

Bontoc Eulogy


Marlon Fuentes


Video, B&W

57 min.

Drawing on the Smithsonian’s archive of the “living exhibits” of Phillipinos at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the only film from Marlon Fuentes nests a narrative of discovering family lore, ethnography of the Bontoc people, and stylized enactments in a far-reaching inquiry into historical erasure.

1996 National Educational Media Network-Gold Apple
1996 SFFilm Festival-Silver Medal
1996 Ann Arbor Film Festival-Honorable Mention
1996 Chicago Asian American Film Festival-Best Historical Documentary
1996 Black Maria Film & Video Festival-Juror's Citation Award


Bontoc Eulogy


Race & Ethnicity, History, Anthropology, Indigenous Studies

The Blindness Series


TRAN T. Kim-Trang


Video, Color

140 min.

These eight short videos explore the many resonances of blindness, from eye-lid surgery, video surveillance, to word-blindness, and brilliantly incorporate the artist’s interventions over more than a decade of sustained practice.

The Blindness Series


Human Sexuality, Disability, Technology, Autobiography, Documentary

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