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Screen Asia: 10th Annual Houston Asian Pacific American Film Festival

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Annual Houston Asian Pacific American Film Festival. The Festival is free, open to the public, and focuses on film art created by and spotlighting Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA). Asia Society Texas Center is proud to be one of the host sites for the 2014 Festival.

This Festival, presented by OCA-Greater Houston, aims to entertain and educate audiences about Asian Pacific American artists and filmmakers. Through partnerships with community organizations, the Festival brings attendees together to appreciate the diversity and commonalities of the APIA community.

The Festival runs June 20-22 and 27-28 at multiple locations around Houston. Find more information at HoustonAPAFilmFestival.com.


Featured Films


Director: Griffin Hammond
Duration: 33 min.

Sriracha has earned a cult following, but the story of this spicy sauce is a mystery to most fans. Dedicated to Sriracha lovers, this fast-paced documentary travels around the globe to reveal its origin and the man behind the iconic “rooster sauce.” Watch the trailer »


Director: Evan Jackson Leong
Duration: 89 min.

Linsanity chronicles the surprising rise of basketball player Jeremy Lin, who in February 2012, while playing for the New York Knicks, put together a record-breaking string of games, giving the world one of the most remarkable underdog stories ever to unfold in the history of sports. Watch the trailer »

Producer Brian Yang will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A with the audience.

Life on Four Strings

Life on Four Strings
Director: Tadashi Nakamura
Duration: 54 min.

A compelling portrait of Jake Shimabukuro, an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential. Through intimate conversations with Shimabukuro, Life on Four Strings reveals the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician. Watch the trailer »

Director Tadashi Nakamura will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A with the audience.


About OCA-Greater Houston

Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. The OCA-Greater Houston Chapter was established in 1979, and works to provide strong local programs that empower the APA community through advocacy, cultural awareness, professional development, youth leadership training, and community service and education.


Presented in partnership with OCA-Greater Houston. OCA-Greater Houston’s Annual Asian Pacific American Film Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance.

Asia Society Texas Center is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Additional support provided by Asia Society contributors and members.

City of HoustonHouston Arts Alliance


Event Details

Sun 22 Jun 2014
1:00pm - 5:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

Free with reservations (limit 4 per person). Seating limited. All unclaimed reservations for free events will be released to the public 10 minutes prior to the start of an event, no exceptions.
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