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Masterful storytellers are found across the country and AAIFF is excited to share their work with New York City.


  1. DRAGON BLADE

    Daniel Lee / Narrative / China / 2015 / Action-Adventure / 127 mins
    Set during the Han dynasty (206 B.C. – 220 A.D.), an exiled Chinese general (Jackie Chan) offers shelter to a renegade Roman (John Cusack) and his legion, then becomes involved in the soldier's dispute with Rome's villainous consul (Adrien Brody).
    DRAGON BLADE

    Village East Cinema
    July 24, 2015 9:30 pm


  2. EVERYTHING BEFORE US AND CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY

    Wesley Chan, Philip Wang / Gala Presentations, Narrative / USA / 2015 / Drama, Romance / 99 mins
    EVERYTHING 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


  3. FACTORY BOSS

    Wei Zhang / Narrative / China / 2014 / Drama / 100 mins
    After successfully running a toy factory in Shenzhen for 20 years, Lin Dalin has to face the economic squeeze and competition from cheaper Southeast Asian countries. Under intense pressure from all sides, Lin struggles to hold his business together and fulfill the big order.
    FACTORY BOSS

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2015 6:30 pm


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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