Continuing its mission to “celebrate and elevate the Asian-American experience” in the 215, the PAAFF celebrates its first half-decade with a busy schedule of films, talks and soirees. Things kickoff Wednesday with the local premiere of Melissa Johnson’s No Look Pass, a doc that follows first-generation Burmese immigrant Emily Tay (aka the female Jeremy Lin), who shatters the expectations of her ultra-traditional family by coming out as a lesbian and working toward a professional basketball career overseas. The closer, Philly filmmaker Gary San Angel’s My KoAloha Story, chronicles a family who turned a busted plastics business into a world-renowned ukelele company. If you dig the uke, show up before the latter screening to catch a “mini-concert” by six-time Grammy-winning strummer Daniel Ho.
Nov. 7-17, $8, International House, 3701 Chestnut St., and Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St., phillyasianfilmfest.org.