Director: Ritesh Batra
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqi, Sanya Malhotra
Producer: Anish Savjani
Writer: Ritesh Batra
Synopsis: Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together. A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.
Cast: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Jake Choi, Cathy Shim, Keong Sim
Synopsis: Natasha and her family have less than 24 hours before they are scheduled to be deported from New York to Jamaica. Further complications soon arise when Natasha meets and falls in love with Daniel, the son of Korean immigrants.
Why Open: An interracial relationship, based on the much-adored YA novel, with an Asian male lead!
Cast: Naomi Scott
Producer: Dan Lin
Synopsis: “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Why Open: A live musical adaptation of the legendary magic carpet, with an all-star cast and executive produced by the iconic Dan Lin.
Director: Nahnatchka Khan
Writers: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Michael Golamco
Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves, James Saito, Daniel Dae Kim, Vivian Bang, Charlyne Yi, Karan Soni, Miya Cech, Susan Park, Ashley Liao, Emerson Min, Simon Chin, Peggy Lu, Raymond Ma, Jackson Geach
Synopsis: Childhood sweethearts have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years. They reconnect as adults when Sasha runs into Marcus in San Francisco. Although the old sparks are still there, the couple live in different worlds.
Director: Tom Huang
Writer: Tom Huang
Cast: Tom Huang, Jeanne Sakata
Synopsis: JOE LEE, 38, is an accountant who is on a downward spiral after a painful divorce. His only solace is his co-worker and ‘office wife,’ AMELIA SANTIAGO, 30, whom he spends most of his free time with at work. Amelia loves to travel and see the outdoors, trying to get Joe to get out again and live life, which he can’t yet bring himself to do. It’s only when Amelia mysteriously disappears for weeks that he finally gets himself out of his shell to try to find her through clues she leaves for him in National Parks across the West. Through his journey to find Amelia, he meets whimsical but inspiring people along the way and experiences stunning landscapes that also helps Joe find something more… himself.
Cast: Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe
Director: Michael Dougherty
Executive: James Ngo
Synopsis: Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Screenplay: Mindy Kaling
Producer: Mindy Kaling
Cast: Mindy Kaling
Synopsis: A legendary late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision brings about unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women who are separated by culture and generation become united by their love of a biting punchline.
Why Open: The hilarious film, starring iconic Mindy Kaling and helmed by Nisha Ganatra, was acquired for a record $13 million by Amazon Studios at Sundance.
Writer: Jeffrey Chan
Co-Director: Jeffrey Chan
Cast: Maya Erskine, Rosalind Chao, Tim Chiou, Jeffrey Chan, Tom Yi, Victoria Park
Synopsis: Longtime single friends agree to be each other’s plus one at every wedding they are invited to.