The 10th annual Chicago Asian American Showcase is April 1-14, including the following films of gay interest:
— ETHAN MAO ( feature ) , Saturday, April 9, 8:15 p.m. and Thursday, April 14, 6:15.
— DICK HO: ASIAN MALE PORN STAR ( short film ) , Saturday, April 2, 10:15 p.m. only.
— GAME BOY ( short film ) , Friday, April 8, 6 p.m.
The latest feature from Quentin Lee is Ethan Mao. Kicked out of his house for being gay, Ethan ( Jun Hee Lee ) hustles on the street where he finds love and affection from another young street kid, Remigio ( Jerry Hernandez ) . Together they return to Ethan's house to retrieve some things when his family returns unexpectedly. Everything changes when Ethan is forced to confront his homophobic father and stepmother. The situation gets desperate when Ethan and Remigio take the family hostage, but only then does a formerly repressed and subjugated teen suddenly have the power to speak and confront those who have injured him.
Take a trip back in time with Dick Ho. You'll discover the truth about this mysterious 1970s porn star. Featuring interviews with Annie Sprinkle ( Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle ) , Kay Parker ( Taboo ) , and others from the golden age of porn. This film is in the 'No, Seriously' short film program.
Game Boy by Kevin Choi explores a videogame designer's quest to discover the ideal man. This film is in the 'From a Distance' short film program.
For the most up-to-date screening information, go to www.faaim.org . All screenings are at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute, 164 N. State. Tickets to each screening are $9/general admission, $7/students, and $5/Film Center members. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office, which opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 p.m. on weekends. General public tickets are only available through Ticketmaster, ( 312 ) 575-8000, www.ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets. See www.siskelfilmcenter.org .