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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

Gala Presentations

AAIFF 2016 raises the opening night curtains with Andrew Ahn’s SPA NIGHT and will close with the New York premiere of FRONT COVER.


  1. CLOSING NIGHT PRESENTATION AWARDS CEREMONY AND RECEPTION – FRONT COVER

    Ray Yeung / Gala Presentations, Narrative / USA / 2015 / Comedy, LGBTQ, Romance / 87 mins
    When a gay fashion stylist works with a renowned foreign actor, they both embark on a journey of self-discovery.
    CLOSING NIGHT PRESENTATION AWARDS CEREMONY AND RECEPTION – FRONT COVER

    Museum of the Moving Image
    July 30, 2016 8:00 pm


  2. OPENING NIGHT PRESENTATION & GALA – SPA NIGHT

    Andrew Ahn / Gala Presentations, Narrative / USA / 2016 / Drama / 93 mins
    A young Korean-American (Joe Seo, in a Sundance-winning breakthrough performance) discovers his burgeoning sexual desires amid the steamy underground world of gay hookups when he takes a job at a spa in Los Angeles' Koreatown.
    OPENING NIGHT PRESENTATION & GALA – SPA NIGHT

    Asia Society
    July 21, 2016 7:00 pm


  3. CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION – A TALE OF THREE CITIES

    Mabel Cheung / Gala Presentations, Narrative / China / 2015 / Drama / 130 mins
    A Hong Kong war romantic film set in World War II based on the real-life story of Jackie Chan's parents, Charles and Lee-Lee Chan.
    CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION – A TALE OF THREE CITIES

    Village East Cinema
    July 23, 2016 3:00 pm