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Upcoming Screenings

Asian Heritage Month Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)
May 28, 2017 @ 1pm

Reviews

"The acting is pitch perfect and Chan and Chen turn in wonderful performances."
–Philip Smolen
Rogue Cinema

"Paced beautifully and told with intelligence and wisdom."
–Richard Propes
The Independent Critic

"Subtle and poetic."
–Theo Alexander
Unsung Films

"Chan’s careful compositions carry a wonderful emotional impact... a beautiful cinematic tone poem."
–Philip Smolen
Rogue Cinema

"Emotionally resonant."
–Richard Propes
The Independent Critic

"A sweet and revealing insight."
–Philip Smolen
Rogue Cinema

About The Film

Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future is a dramatic short film about an expectant father who must deal with his family's past in order to face the future. This compelling and heartfelt film explores the sacrifices immigrant families make and the powerful bond that ties all generations of a family together—living, deceased, and yet to come.

Our team's distinctions and honors include a Golden Globe® nomination, two Emmy® nominations, and a Drama Desk nomination, and we have worked on such projects as The Dark Knight, Three Days of the Condor, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, 30 Rock, Cold Case, House MD, Law & Order SVU, Bee Movie, The Simpsons Movie, Body of Proof, Underdog, and Brotherhood. [MORE]

Screenings

2017

Sun May 28, 2017, 1pm. Asian Heritage Month Film Festival. Venue: Innis Town Hall Theatre - University of Toronto (2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, Canada). The film is featured in a short film showcase that will be followed by a Q&A. Director Albert M. Chan and actress Tina Chen will be in attendance. Admission is free. [Register]

2015

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 4:30pm. ReelWorld Film Festival (Toronto, Canada). Venue: Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre (259 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Canada). The film is featured in the session Shorts Program 2. [Tickets]
Fri Mar 27, 2015, 9:30pm Asians on Film Festival. Venue: Japanese American National Museum (100 North Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA). The film screens in a block of 8 short films. [Tickets]
Fri Apr 17, 2015, 8pm NYC Downtown Short Film Festival Audience Choice Screenings. Venue: Duo Multicultural Arts Center (62 East 4th Street, New York, NY). [Tickets]
Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:30am. DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon. Venue: Bijou Art Cinemas (492 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR). The film is featured in the shorts program Shorts: Authentically Me. [Tickets]
Sun Apr 19, 2015, 8:30pm. Boston International Film Festival. Venue: Paramount Center (559 Washington Street, Boston, MA). The film screens in Session 22, alongside the short The Road to Sainte-Mère-Église and the feature A Sort of Homecoming. [Tickets] - click on April 19 on the calendar and select "BIFF: Session 22"
Thu Apr 23, 2015, 8:10pm. Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. Venue: Cinemapolis (120 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY). The film screens alongside the short We Are All One and the feature She Lights Up Well. Admission is free.
Sat Apr 25, 2015, 7:30pm. Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival. Venue: Columbus Theatre (270 Broadway, Providence, RI). The film is featured in Short Film Program 4. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 ($8 for Seniors/Students/RIFC Members), cash and credit cards accepted.
Thu Jun 11, 2015, 8pm. NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. Venue: Duo Multicultural Arts Center (62 East 4th Street, New York, NY). The film screens within a short film program. [Tickets]
Wed Jun 17, 2015, 7:30pm. NewFilmmakers New York. Venue: Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, New York, NY). The film screens within a short film program. Admission is $6.
Sun Oct 11, 2015, 2pm. Atlanta Asian Film Festival. Venue: Cisco Auditorium, Georgia Gwinnett College (1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA).

2014

Sun Oct 25, 2014, 3pm. Boston Asian American Film Festival. Venue: Paramount Center (559 Washington Street, Boston, MA). The film is featured in the session Shorts Program III. [Tickets]
Thu Nov 13, 2014, 5:30pm. Toronto International Short Film Festival. Venue: Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street, Toronto, Canada). The film is featured in Program 4. [Tickets]

 

 

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