We're celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May with a multi-week lineup featuring dance, music, film and more! The Southeast x East (SEE) Asian Film Festival brings acclaimed international films to Samueli Theater from the Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, and beyond, along with behind-the-scenes filmmaker Q&As and bonus shorts. Join us on May 13 for a special Saturday morning cartoon screening, complete with fun family activities and tasty donuts!

About the Film
Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!

The SEE Asian Film Festival is presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Some Folks Productions in partnership with VAALA.

Some Folks Productions

Samueli Foundation 

AAPI Heritage Month
The fun’s not over after the film! Throughout May, shining a spotlight on to our local Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and artists. Bring the whole family for free artistic offerings on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, including hula lessons at Tuesday Night Dance, Live on Argyros Stage concerts, and a capstone celebration where everyone’s invited to dance the night away!

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is presented with generous support from Charlie and Ling Zhang.

Public programming presented by:

Samueli Foundation