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2014 Asian American International Film Festival

Narrative Features at AAIFF'14

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In this section, we are showing: 100 DAYS (TAIWAN); A TIME IN QUCHI (TAIWAN); AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS (USA); CHU AND BLOSSOM (USA); HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY (THE PHILIPPINES); LETTERS FROM THE SOUTH (CHINA, MALAYSIA, MYANMAR, SINGAPORE, THAILAND); PRETTY ROSEBUD (USA); THE RICE BOMBER (TAIWAN); SOLD (USA); SONG OF THE PHOENIX (CHINA)


  1. 100 DAYS

    Henry Chan / Asian Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / Taiwan / 2013 / Comedy, Drama / 104 mins
    Bo Dan, a cold-hearted telecom executive returns to the Matsu Islands for his mother’s burial and knocks into such an unfamiliar tradition: get married in 100 days in order for the parent’s spirit to depart peacefully.
    100 DAYS

    City Cinema Village East
    August 1, 2014 7:30 pm


  2. 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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    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. HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

    Raya Martin / Asian Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / The Philippines / 2013 / Experimental / 79 mins
    Created by the award-winning experimental filmmaker Raya Martin, HOW TO DISAPPEAR is a sensual, mysterious and droning thriller that defies delineation of any kind. In an estranged family, all the family members start to disappear one after another.
    HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

    City Cinema Village East
    August 1, 2014 10:00 pm


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    LETTERS FROM THE SOUTH

    Royston Tan, Midi Z, Sun Koh, Tsai Ming-liang, Tan Chui Mui, Aditya Assarat / Asian Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand / 2013 / Drama / 105 mins
    Six imaginative, quirky, or visceral "letters" by top-notch Southeast Asian filmmakers reflecting on the Chinese Diasporic experiences in Southeast Asia.
    LETTERS FROM THE SOUTH

    City Cinema Village East
    July 31, 2014 6:00 pm


  6. 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


  7. THE RICE BOMBER

    Cho Li / Asian Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / Taiwan / 2014 / Drama / 117 mins
    Based on true events, THE RICE BOMBER chronicles the serial bombing incidents in North Taiwan, where the farming hero Ru plants 17 rice bombs to raise the government’s awareness of the impact of Taiwan’s membership into the WTO on its agricultural population.
    THE RICE BOMBER

    Made in NY Media Center by IFP
    July 27, 2014 2:00 pm

    THE RICE BOMBER

    City Cinema Village East
    July 28, 2014 4:25 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. SONG OF THE PHOENIX

    Wu Tianming / Asian Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / China / 2013 / Narrative / 108 mins
    Last film of the late 4th-Generation Chinese director Wu Tianming. A traditional suona player finds his artistic calling no longer in tune with an urbanized China.
    SONG OF THE PHOENIX

    City Cinema Village East
    July 29, 2014 6:00 pm


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    A TIME IN QUCHI

    Chang Tso-chi / Asian Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / Taiwan / 2013 / Drama / 109 mins
    Away from the familiar high-tech gadgets, city boy Bao begins to see his grandpa’s idyllic life in Quchi, an outpost of Taipei, with a fresh eye and finds creative means to engage in the surroundings.
    A TIME IN QUCHI

    City Cinema Village East
    July 28, 2014 8:30 pm