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Summer Family Film Night at ASTC

Curated by Liz Shepherd, Northwest Film Forum
Still from Twins in Bakery

Asia Society invites you to our first-ever outdoor film screening! Join us on the Festival Lawn in front of the building for this free evening of great film shorts from across Asia. Recommendations for age-appropriateness can be found below next to the film descriptions.

Guests are invited to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets, and Asia Society will have a limited number of folding stools to borrow. In case of inclement weather, the films will be screened indoors in the Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater.


Available Food and Beverage

Select food and beverages will be availabe for purchase from the Jade Stone Cafe at Asia Society.

Dinner Combo
Choice of 1/2 sandwich: classic chicken salad, curry chicken salad, turkey and havarti or vegetarian
Chips and a small cookie

Vegetarian Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Order of 2 with peanut sauce

Packaged snacks, cookies, and cake

Iced tea, soft drinks, regular and decaf coffee


Short Films

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup
Japan, 2012, animation
Duration: 1 min., 22 sec.

Language: No dialogue

A young woman grows a maple tree to add flavor to her pancake breakfast. Recommended for ages 8 and younger.


Twins in Bakery

Twins in Bakery
Japan, 2012, animation and live action
Duration: 4 min., 55 sec.
Language: English

A restaurateur’s creations come to life and imitate a variety of animals, including a dolphin, hedgehog, and shark. Recommended for ages 8 and younger.



Korea, 2012, animation
Duration: 9 min., 53 sec.
Language: Korean with English subtitles

In a small pond, a young fish explores his world, learning about friendship from new fish he meets, and about survival by avoiding the larger fish around him. Recommended for ages 8 and younger.


Big Hands Oh Big Hands

Big Hands Oh Big Hands
China, 2012, animation
Duration: 6 min., 1 sec.
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

A children’s tale of products created by colorful characters with bowler hats, suspenders, and big hands. Recommended for ages 8 and younger.


Mammy Crow and the Fox

Mammy Crow and the Fox
Iran, 2012, animation
Duration: 10 min., 9 sec.
Language: Farsi

A persistent fox attempts to capture a family of crows, while the birds’ mother devises a plan to thwart the carnivore’s plan by giving him food from the nearby town. Recommended for ages 8 and younger.


AMAR: All Things Are Possible
India, 2011, live action
Duration: 9 min., 40 sec.
Language: Hindi and English

The everyday journey of an Indian paperboy and how he provides for his family, working two jobs and going to school in the afternoons. Recommended for ages 9 and older.


The Little Dog Savior

The Little Dog Savior
Taiwan, 2013, live action
Duration: 10 min., 6 sec.
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

The story of Wei Wei, a young Taiwanese boy, and his passion to rescue stray dogs in his homeland. Recommended for ages 9 and older.


The Raining Tree

The Raining Tree
Indonesia, 2013, live action
Duration: 13 min., 58 sec.
Language: Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles

An adorable little girl and a solitary young man strike up an unlikely friendship. Recommended for ages 9 and older.

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In collaboration with Northwest Film Forum. Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.

Program Sponsor

Presenting Partner

Northwest Film Forum



Event Details

Fri 24 Jul 2015

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

Free and open to the public.
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