Director: Cathy Yan
Cast: Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong, François Chau
Writer: Christina Hodson
Synopsis: After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.
Why Open: Cathy Yan is the first Asian Woman to direct a superhero film in history, after having incredible indie film and cross-continental success. In addition, she’s gone the length to cast a superiorly Asian cast in Ella, Ali, and Francois. Moreover, hapa Taiwanese writer, Christina Hodson, who recently penned the incredible Bumblebee, is writing Birds of Prey.
Author: Jenny Han
Cast: Lana Condor, Ross Butler, Janel Parrish, Sarayu Blue
Synopsis: Lara Jean and Peter have just taken their relationship from pretend to officially official when another recipient of one of her old love letters enters the picture.
Cast: Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel
Synopsis: A traveling nurse takes three disabled men on a road trip to Montreal so they can lose their virginity at a brothel.
Why Open: Starring two of the most impressionable and relatable actors, Hayden Szeto and Ravi Patel, Come As You Are has swept the Audience Jury prizes at several film festivals while meaningfully highlighting the differently-abled community. The film will debut in theatres and can be pre-ordered on Apple: https://apple.co/36I4Poo.
Cast: Yifei Liu, Jet Li, Li Gong, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Rosalind Chao, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Tzi Ma, Roger Yuan, Jimmy Wong, Ron Yuan, Doua Moua, Yoson An, Chen Tang, and many more.
Synopsis: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney’s ‘Mulan.’
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Co-writer: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Synopsis: Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Director: Aneesh Chaganty
Writers: Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian
Producers: Sev Ohanian, Natalie Qasabian
Synopsis: A home-schooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.
Why Open: High off their success from the critically-acclaimed, inventive thriller, SEARCHING, Aneesh, Sev, and Natalie are back with yet more suspenseful art.
Cast: Hong Chau, Nikesh Patel, Emily Ng, Molly Harris
Synopsis: In order to rescue his criminal father and restore the family fortune, Artemis Fowl II and his trusted servant and bodyguard Butler seek the existence of fairies (believing that it makes a connection to his father) in hopes of robbing them.
Director: Jon M. Chu
Synopsis: Explore three days in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights from Tony Award-winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Qiara Alegria Hudes.
Why Open: The Latinx and Asian communities are the two most frequent movie-going populations in the country. Moreover, our struggles are highly concentric: we have the highest rate of immigration and multigenerational households of any group in the United States, creating multiple identities. And, while this may be out of turn to say, this feels like the Latinx community’s Crazy Rich Asians moment; we all know what that did for us–so let’s help ensure it for another deserving community.