AAIFF 2015 raises the opening night curtains with Ruby Yang’s MY VOICE, MY LIFE and will close with the New York premiere of EVERYTHING BEFORE US.
Wesley Chan, Philip Wang / Gala Presentations, Narrative / USA / 2015 / Drama, Romance / 99 minsEVERYTHING BEFORE US, the first feature film from Wong Fu Productions stars Aaron Yoo (DISTURBIA), Ki Hong Lee (THE MAZE RUNNER), and Randall Park (FRESH OFF THE BOAT). The film tells the unique story of two couples trying their best to maintain and strengthen their love while navigating around the rules of an organization that monitors romantic relationships.
EVERYTHING BEFORE US AND CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY
Museum of the Moving Image
August 1, 2015 8:00 pm
Ruby Yang / Documentary, Gala Presentations / Hong Kong / 2014 / Drama / 91 minsMY 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.
Benson Lee / Gala Presentations, Narrative / South Korea, USA / 2015 / Comedy / 105 minsDuring the 1980s, the Korean government created a special summer camp for "gyopo" or foreign born teenagers where they could spend their summer in Seoul to learn about their motherland. While the intentions of the program were honorable, the activities of the teens were not. Seoul Searching is a coming-of-age film, based on a true story about one of the summer camps that took place in 1986.