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A Brimful of Asha | March 9-22
Forever Struggle Book Launch Event | March 11
PBS Open Call for Emerging Filmmakers | Submit by April 16

Congratulations Chloé Zhao!

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ArtsEmerson presents
A Brimful of Asha
Opening Night: March 9th @7:30 PM ET
On Demand: March 10th-22nd

Written and Performed by Ravi Jain and Asha Jain | 82 MIN 
Tickets: FREE-$100

With sold-out runs across the world, A Brimful of Asha is a critically acclaimed hit and an instant favorite with audiences everywhere. Real-life mother and son, Asha and Ravi Jain, share the stage and tell this true (and very Canadian) story of generational and cultural clash. When Ravi takes a trip to India, his parents decide it's the perfect time to introduce him to potential brides. Ravi isn't sold on the idea of getting married—at least not yet—but Asha panics that time is running out. Full of laughs and heartache, this delightful family tale perfectly illustrates how, though both parents and children want the best future possible, they often can’t agree on the way forward. As Asha explains to her son, “You don’t get to choose your family, why should you choose your wife?”

Following the 7:30 pm premiere, Ravi and Asha Jain will join moderator David Howse in a live conversation and Q&A about the making of the show. This conversation will be ASL interpreted and will be recorded and available on-demand along with the show through Monday, March 22nd.
The recorded conversation will have captions.

A Brimful of Asha Trailer
Get Tickets Here!
CPA Boston, Chinatown Community Land Trust, AARW present
Forever Struggle Book Launch Event
Q&A with author Michael Liu and Carolyn Chou
March 11th | 7:30PM - 8:30PM ET

Join AARW, Chinese Progressive Association - CPA Boston, and Chinatown Community Land Trust for a conversation about Chinatown's history of struggle and organizing and a Q&A about Michael Liu's recent book chronicling this history.

RSVP Here!
CPA Boston, Chinatown Community Land Trust, AARW present
PBS Open Call for Emerging Filmmakers
Submit by Friday, April 16th @ 5PM ET

To further amplify the voices of emerging and diverse/BIPOC content creators across public media, PBS has issued an open call for proposals to support long and short-form documentaries produced and created by diverse/BIPOC filmmakers that explore a broad range and collection of experiences, perspectives, and points of view. Proposals may be submitted across a range of genres/themes that resonate with a U.S. audience, including (but not limited to) personal history, arts, culture, science, and democracy/civics. 

We welcome innovative approaches and invite you to include animation, found footage, or personal audio/visual material. Originality, creativity, engaging storytelling, and an ability to reach the intended audience are encouraged. All submissions will be reviewed by a group of editorial executives, public media professionals, and filmmakers.


To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • The filmmaker or production entity must retain copyright and have the ability to clear the project for all PBS platforms.
  • Projects may have appeared at film festivals or on broadcast or digital platforms, but the filmmaker must currently hold the copyright or have the ability to grant project rights to PBS.
  • The filmmaker or production entity must have artistic, budgetary, and editorial control over the proposed project.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of film submission.
  • Applicants must be citizens or legal residents of the United States or its territories.
  • Applications should include link(s) to work sample(s) in the form of a sizzle reel, teaser video, or selects from the project.
  • Applicants should have previous storytelling experience through a visual medium.
How to Submit
Congratulations, Chloé Zhao!
Chloé Zhao becomes the first Asian American woman to win the Golden Globe for best director!
BAAFF - Online Screening of BOOGIE directed by Eddie Huang
Thursday, March 25th @ 7PM ET 

You're in luck - BAAFF has a free upcoming advance screening of BOOGIE!

The film follows a young Chinese-American basketball phenom who struggles to balance the expectations of his immigrant family with his own dreams of becoming a player for the NBA.

Fill out this form for a chance to get limited tickets to a special online screening of Boogie. This does not guarantee you a ticket. An RSVP link with instructions will be sent to you by March 20th for a chance to grab a ticket. Space is limited and availability is first come first served.
BAAFF is a co-production of Asian American Resource Workshop and ArtsEmerson. 
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