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Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14

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In this section, we are showing: AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS (USA); BRINGING TIBET HOME (USA); CHU AND BLOSSOM (USA); THE COTABATO SESSIONS (THE PHILIPPINES, USA); FRED HO'S LAST YEAR (USA); KUMU HINA (USA); PRETTY ROSEBUD (USA); SOLD (USA)


  1. AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS

    Stephen Dypiangco, Patrick Epino / Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / USA / 2014 / Comedy, Drama / 54 mins
    In this screwball comedy, Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto and George Cheung, the henchman-typecast Asian American actors in classic Hollywood films, play themselves in their most iconic roles to seek revenge, and kick butts. Bad guys are awesome, especially Asian ones!

    Preceded by: PULL OVER TO KILL

    AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS

    City Cinema Village East
    July 25, 2014 6:00 pm

    AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS

    Made in NY Media Center by IFP
    July 26, 2014 2:00 pm


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    BRINGING TIBET HOME

    Tenzin Tsetan Choklay / Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14, Documentaries at AAIFF'14 / USA / 2013 / Documentary / 82 mins
    In memory of his late father, Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol embarks on an unthinkable journey to smuggle 20 tons of native Tibetan soil to Dharamsala in India to give a chance for the thousands of Tibetans in exile to set foot on their native soil.
    BRINGING TIBET HOME

    City Cinema Village East
    July 31, 2014 8:30 pm


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    CHU AND BLOSSOM

    Charles Chu, Gavin Kelly / Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / USA / 2014 / Comedy, Drama / 104 mins
    A delightful comedy of eccentrics, CHU AND BLOSSOM is a whimsical coming-of-age tale between two unlikely friends, Korean exchange student Jason Chu, and local outcast Butch Blossom, who try to find themselves and their art in a small American town.
    CHU AND BLOSSOM

    City Cinema Village East
    July 29, 2014 8:30 pm


  4. THE COTABATO SESSIONS

    Joel Quizon / Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14, Documentaries at AAIFF'14 / The Philippines, USA / 2014 / Documentary / 25 mins
    A music-meets-cinema collaboration with composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra and director Joel Quizon, THE COTABATO SESSIONS is a documentary of the musical legacy of National Heritage artist, Danongan Kalanduyan and his family of Cotabato City in Mindanao, The Philippines.
    THE COTABATO SESSIONS

    Asia Society
    July 30, 2014 6:30 pm


  5. FRED HO’S LAST YEAR

    Steven de Castro / Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14, Documentaries at AAIFF'14 / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 58 mins
    An homage to the late award-winning avant-garde jazz composer, Asian American author and political activist, FRED HO’S LAST YEAR captures the unapologetic Fred Ho in an unbelievably productive year of 2013.
    FRED HO’S LAST YEAR SNEAK PREVIEW & PANEL

    Museum of Chinese in America
    July 31, 2014 7:00 pm

    FRED HO’S LAST YEAR & MUSIC TRIBUTE

    City Cinema Village East
    August 2, 2014 5:30 pm


  6. KUMU HINA

    Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson / Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14, Documentaries at AAIFF'14 / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 77 mins
    A powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values, told told through the lens of a Native Hawaiian teacher who is both a proud and confident mahu, or transgender woman, and an admired kumu, or cultural practitioner.

    Preceded by: DRESS

    KUMU HINA

    City Cinema Village East
    July 27, 2014 2:30 pm


  7. PRETTY ROSEBUD

    Oscar Torre / Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / USA / 2014 / Drama / 81 mins
    As the cultural abyss dividing Cissy and her Chinese Dad and Filipino-Spanish mom drives her to a desperate act of survival, Cissy, the “always-the-good-girl” is awakened to something so primal that is both shocking and revelatory.
    PRETTY ROSEBUD

    City Cinema Village East
    July 26, 2014 1:00 pm


  8. SOLD

    Jeffrey D. Brown / Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / USA / 2014 / Drama / 95 mins
    Directed by Academy and Emmy award-winner, Jeffrey D. Brown and Executive Produced by two-time Academy Award winner, Emma Thompson, SOLD is adapted from Patricia McCormick's bestseller that follows the 13-year-old Lakshmi who is sold to prostitution in Kolkata and risks everything to reclaim her life.
    SOLD

    City Cinema Village East
    July 26, 2014 5:00 pm


  9. STORIES FROM TOHOKU

    Dianne Fukami, Eli Olson / Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14, Documentaries at AAIFF'14 / USA / 2013 / Documentary / 55 mins
    STORIES FROM TOHOKU follows the first Japanese American delegation sent to help rebuild the Tohoku region devastated by the March 2011 triple disaster and documents the lives of several survivors of the worst disaster to hit Japan since Hiroshima.
    STORIES FROM TOHOKU

    City Cinema Village East
    July 27, 2014 3:30 pm