FilmRise AAPI Heritage Month Movie Picks

By 5/05/2021 12:42:00 PM

FilmRise is celebrating the history and cultural of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for AAPI Heritage Month, with inspiring dramas like Whale Rider and in-depth documentaries like Bad Rap, starring Awkwafina.

AAPI Heritage Month Marathon on FilmRise Free Movies (5/15-5/16, 5/22-5/23)

Titles include:

  • BAD RAP (2015, Dir. Salima Koroma) - Four Asian-American rappers run into tough obstacles as they try to make it big in Hip Hop, a genre rooted in black culture. Featuring Awkwafina.
  • GAMECHANGERS: DREAMS OF BLIZZCON (2018, John Keating) - In 1998 a single video game forever changed the world. The game was StarCraft. It would go on to become the foundation of esports (electronic sports) and the force behind the online streaming medium Twitch.
  • MEET THE PATELS (2014, Dirs. Geeta V. Patel, Ravi Patel) - An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.
  • WHALE RIDER (2000, Dir. Niki Caro) - A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. Starring Oscar-nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes.
Available to stream for free on The Roku Channel, IMDb TV, Redbox Free Live TV, XUMO, Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO Free Channels and TiVO+

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