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Asian American International Film Festival 2015 | New York City

All Films & Events

  1. FOR HERE OR TO GO?

    Rucha Humnabadkar / Narrative / India, USA / Comedy, Drama
    When an aspiring Indian software professional finds himself trying to pursue the American dream, yet cannot do so due to his residential status, he is forced to make a decision, to continue his struggle to stay in America or move back to his home country, India.
    FOR HERE OR TO GO?

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 1:30 pm


  2. FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH: IF THERE IS A REASON TO STUDY

    Adler Yang / Documentary / Taiwan / 2015 / Documentary / 99 mins
    IF THERE IS A REASON TO STUDY examines how high-stakes testing systems affect student life and values in Taiwan.
    FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH: IF THERE IS A REASON TO STUDY

    Museum of Chinese in America
    July 26, 2015 1:00 pm


  3. FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A.

    Arthur Dong / Documentary, A Tribute to Arthur Dong / USA / 1989 / Documentary / 56 mins
    Arthur Dong takes a glimpse into the lives of the performers of the Forbidden City, an all-Chinese nightclub in San Francisco in the 1930s and 40s. The film blends song and dance with more serious themes of racism and identity to showcase a group of performers willing to challenge cultural stereotypes. FORBIDDEN CITY, USA has been digitally remastered from original film elements by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, revealing beautiful and crisp details never before seen.
    FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A.

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 4:00 pm


  4. A GIRL AT MY DOOR

    July Jung / Narrative / South Korea / 2014 / Drama / 119 mins
    A young police officer is sent to work in a small village and takes in a teenager to protect her from her abusive stepfather.
    A GIRL AT MY DOOR

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 8:00 pm


  5. AAIFF ’15 IN FLUSHING: A SIMPLE LIFE (FREE!)

    Ann Hui / Free Films in Flushing, Narrative / Hong Kong / 2011 / Drama / 118 mins
    Since her teenage years, Chung Chun-Tao has worked as an "amah" - a servant - for the Leung family. Known as Ah Tao, she witnessed every aspect of the family's life. Now, after 60 years of service, she is looking after Roger, who works in the film industry and is the only member of the family still resident in Hong Kong.
    AAIFF ’15 IN FLUSHING: A SIMPLE LIFE (FREE!)

    Flushing Town Hall
    July 29, 2015 8:00 pm First come, first served


  6. HENERAL LUNA

    Jerrold Tarog / Narrative / USA / 2015 / Biography, Political History, War / 118 mins
    Set during the Philippine-American war, HENERAL LUNA follows the life of one of Philippine History’s most brilliant military men, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.
    HENERAL LUNA

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 9:30 pm


  7. JASMINE

    Dax Phelan / Narrative / Hong Kong / 2015 / Mystery, Thriller / 80 mins
    A year after his wife's murder, once-successful Hong Kong businessman Leonard To (Jason Tobin) is still reeling from the tragedy. Having lost his job, friends, and all sense of order in his life, Leonard becomes obsessed with a mysterious stranger he sees at his wife's grave, believing him to be responsible for her death.
    JASMINE

    Village East Cinema
    July 30, 2015 6:00 pm


  8. JUNE BRIDE: REDEMPTION OF A YAKUZA

    Derek Shimoda / Documentary / Japan / 2014 / Documentary / 81 mins
    JUNE BRIDE: REDEMPTION OF A YAKUZA is a documentary about Tatsuya Shindo, a former mobster turned preacher, who seeks forgiveness for a life's worth of disappointment and crime in his makeshift church - June Bride. But will his faith cost him more than just his finger?
    JUNE BRIDE: REDEMPTION OF A YAKUZA

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 5:30 pm


  9. THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR

    Arthur Dong / Documentary, A Tribute to Arthur Dong / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 87 mins
    When Dr. Haing S. Ngor was forced into labor camps by the Khmer Rouge, little did he know he would escape years of torture and recreate his experiences in a film that would win him an Academy Award®. This film tells the dramatic story about arguably the most recognizable survivor of the Cambodian genocide, a man who became a worldwide ambassador for justice in his homeland, only to be murdered in a Los Angeles Chinatown alley - a case still muddled with conspiracy theories.
    THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 6:30 pm


  10. LA SALADA

    Juan Martín Hsu / Narrative / Argentina / 2014 / Comedy, Drama / 91 mins
    LA SALADA is a patchwork depicting the experience of new immigrants in Argentina told through three stories that take place in La Salada -- the largest informal market in Argentina. A group of characters, from different ethnic origins, struggles against loneliness and uprooting.
    LA SALADA

    Village East Cinema
    July 30, 2015 8:00 pm