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Asian American International Film Festival 2015 | New York City

All Films & Events

  1. LGBTQ SHORTS

    Short Films / 93 mins
    A collection of shorts including RATTLEFLY, PAPER WRAP FIRE, TALKING TO MY MOTHER, PANMANHIKAN, and COMING HOME

    In This Program: COMING HOME, PAMANHIKAN, TALKING TO MY MOTHER, PAPER WRAP FIRE, RATTLEFLY

    LGBTQ SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 5:30 pm


  2. LIVE FROM UB

    Lauren Knapp / Documentary / Mongolia, USA / 2014 / Documentary, Political History / 85 mins
    LIVE from UB tells the story of how a new generation of urban Mongolians are exploring notions of identity, nationhood, and globalization through rock music.
    LIVE FROM UB

    Village East Cinema
    July 24, 2015 6:30 pm


  3. LOVE ARCADIA

    Lawrence Gan / Narrative / USA / 2015 / Comedy, Drama, Romance / 97 mins
    Love Arcadia is a coming-of-age romantic dramedy that tells the story of a carefree teen who must defend his family’s bubble tea shop from a real estate developer with a mysterious link to his past.
    LOVE ARCADIA

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 3:00 pm


  4. MADE IN NYC SHORTS

    Short Films / 99 mins
    A collection of shorts including THE FLIP, SPLIT END, THE SURRENDER, ALMOST TIBETAN, LAO WONG, and PIPE DREAM

    In This Program: THE FLIP, SPLIT END, THE SURRENDER, ALMOST TIBETAN, LAO WONG, PIPE DREAM

    MADE IN NYC SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 12:30 pm


  5. MISS TIBET: BEAUTY IN EXILE

    Norah Shapiro / Documentary / India, USA / 2014 / Documentary / 71 mins
    MISS TIBET: BEAUTY IN EXILE follows a Tibetan-American teenager as she travels to India to compete in a seemingly most un-Tibetan undertaking: a western-style beauty pageant.
    MISS TIBET: BEAUTY IN EXILE

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 1:00 pm


  6. MY VOICE, MY LIFE – OPENING NIGHT GALA

    Ruby Yang / Documentary, Gala Presentations / Hong Kong / 2014 / Drama / 91 mins
    MY VOICE, MY LIFE chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of under-privileged middle and high school students as they underwent six months of vigorous trainings to produce a musical on stage. A life-affirming journey of self-discovery and growth, the stories of these young people will challenge every parent, teacher and policy maker in Hong Kong to reflect on our way of nurturing our young.
    MY VOICE, MY LIFE – OPENING NIGHT GALA

    Asia Society
    July 23, 2015 7:00 pm


  7. MY VOICE, MY LIFE

    Ruby Yang / Documentary / Hong Kong / 2014 / Documentary / 91 mins
    MY VOICE, MY LIFE chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of under-privileged middle and high school students as they underwent six months of vigorous trainings to produce a musical on stage. A life-affirming journey of self-discovery and growth, the stories of these young people will challenge every parent, teacher and policy maker in Hong Kong to reflect on our way of nurturing our young.
    MY VOICE, MY LIFE

    Village East Cinema
    July 24, 2015 6:30 pm


  8. NEZHA

    Xiaofeng Li / Narrative / China / 2014 / Drama / 98 mins
    Director Li Xiaofeng’s first film reworks the myth of Nezha to ponder what it means to be a heroine in a country wavering between tradition and modernity.
    NEZHA (少女哪吒)

    Village East Cinema
    July 31, 2015 6:00 pm


  9. AAIFF ’15 IN FLUSHING: OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA (FREE!)

    Grace Lee / Documentary, Free Films in Flushing / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 56 mins
    From the Gulf Coast of Texas to the heartland of Wisconsin to New York’s Lower East Side and beyond, OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA delves into a wealth of stories, traditions, and unexpected characters that explore what it means to be Asian American today.
    AAIFF ’15 IN FLUSHING: OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA (FREE!)

    Flushing Town Hall
    July 31, 2015 8:00 pm First come, first served


  10. THE PURPLE ONION

    Matt Szymanowski / Narrative / USA, Poland / 2015 / Comedy, Drama / 75 mins
    A struggling Chinese American comedian in San Francisco finds himself on a downward spiral of disappointment until he finds solace in a sexual encounter with an older woman.
    THE PURPLE ONION

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 8:00 pm