Join OCA-Greater Houston for the Opening Night of the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival at Asia Society Texas Center on June 20th.

The night begins with a screening of the documentary short, Bomi(native), followed by the feature film Omotenashi and a special Q&A with its director Jay Chern. And afterwards is a Private VIP Reception with the director. Lite bites will be served to guests and the ticket includes a drink ticket to the cash bar.

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Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004

5:30 PM Doors open at Asia Society
6:00 PM Bomi(native)
Q&A with director Jay Chern
8:30 PM VIP Reception with Jay Chern

The story of Omotenashi begins with Jacky (Wang Po-Chieh), the heir to a Taipei construction company, who takes on the renovation of an old Japanese hotel to win back his soon-to-be-married ex-girlfriend Naoko (Mina Fujii) while clashing with the hotel's previous owner Mistuko (Kimiko Yo) and her daughter Rika (Rena Tanaka).

OCA-Greater Houston is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

This event is in partnership with Asia Society Texas CenterTaiwan Academy and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. 

Established in 1979, the OCA-Greater Houston Chapter (OCA-GH) is one of OCA’s 100+ chapters and college affiliates, with a long track record of programs/initiatives that work to advance the 4 main goals of the OCA mission statement:

  • to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment; 
  • to promote civic participation, education, and leadership; 
  • to advance coalitions and community building; and 
  • to foster cultural heritage.

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