Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival
May 2 - May 10
This year’s Festival Key Artist is Jess X. Snow, a queer migrant asian-canadian filmmaker, artist and pushcart-nominated poet. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she is currently studying for an MFA in directing at the NYU Tisch School of The Arts. She uses magical realism, mythology and science fiction as tools to explore the what care for the body and land can look like in a future where migrants and queer people of color are all free. Her film and VR work has been supported with grants and fellowships from the Tribeca Film Institute, and commissioned by Adobe, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center. Her murals and political graphics have appeared on PBS Newshour, The LA Times, the Women’s March on Washington, in the permanent collection of the Ford Foundation and the Library of Congress.