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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

Narrative

Hollow

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


  1. CRUSH THE SKULL

    Viet Nguyen / Narrative / USA / 2015 / Comedy, Horror, Thriller / 80 mins
    A couple of master thieves find themselves trapped within a house they intended to rob, only to discover they've inadvertently wandered into the lair of a deranged serial killer.
    CRUSH THE SKULL

    Village East Cinema
    July 22, 2016 9:15 pm


  2. DANA DANA (PEARL PEARL)

    Mutana Mohmed / Narrative / Iraq / 2016 / Drama, Music / 60 mins
    When an Iraqi musician receives death threats and is forced to leave his country and the love of his life, his destiny turns around and he is forced to choose between a big break in his musical career and his refugee status.

  3. DEEP IN THE HEART

    Xin Yukun / Narrative, Special Presentations / China / 2015 / Drama, Mystery / 119 mins
    A young man tries to get away from his family's overwhelming power, but when he accidentally kills a local thug, his fate will be intricately linked to his father's. A woman, who for years has been victim of domestic violence, finds comfort in the arms of her ex-lover. The news of the death of her husband arrives as she was planning his murder. An honest village chief plans to retire but an exceptional event related to his son will pull him into the abyss.
    DEEP IN THE HEART

    Anthology Film Archive
    August 6, 2016 7:00 pm


  4. THE DOG

    Canzhao Lam / Narrative / China / 2015 / Drama, Family / 88 mins
    Director Lam Can-zhao leads a small film crew as they shoot a film about a stray dog in the streets of Guangzhou, leading the viewer into an unpredictable, peculiar and incredible journey.
    THE DOG

    Village East Cinema
    July 24, 2016 6:00 pm


  5. FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE: THE BEIJING OPERA

    FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE: THE BEIJING OPERA (3D)

    Teng Junjie / Narrative, Special Presentations / China / 2015 / Drama, Romance / 102 mins
    This ancient tale tells the story of a Chinese emperor’s rise and fall and his doomed love for a beautiful woman.
    FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE: THE BEIJING OPERA (3D)

    Crosby Street Hotel
    August 5, 2016 7:00 pm


  6. 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


  7. HAPPINESS + Q&A with Kara Wai and Carlos Chan

    Andy Lo / Narrative, Special Presentations / Hong Kong / 2015 / Drama / 120 mins
    After his mother's death, Chan Kai-yuk feels so alone that he leaves Guangzhou for Hong Kong to look up the father who abandoned him and his mom. But Yuk's hopes are dashed on finding his dad has a new family and considers him a burden.
    HAPPINESS + Q&A with Kara Wai and Carlos Chan

    Asia Society
    July 19, 2016 7:00 pm


  8. The Night Of

    HBO’s THE NIGHT OF SCREENING (FREE)

    Events, Narrative / 60 mins
    From creator Steven Zaillian and Richard Price, THE NIGHT OF is an eight part limited series that delves into the intricate story of a fictitious murder case in New York City. The series follows the police investigation and legal proceedings, all while examining the criminal justice system and the purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused, Nasir Khan (RIZ AHMED) a Pakistani-American, awaits his trial.
    HBO’s THE NIGHT OF SCREENING (FREE)

    Village East Cinema
    July 23, 2016 6:00 pm Rush line forms 30 minutes before screening


  9. HOLLOW

    Ham Tran / Narrative / Vietnam / 2014 / Drama, Horror, Mystery / 99 mins
    A young girl falls into a river and drowns. When her body is found in a remote village along the river, her uncle arrives to claim her body, only to find that she is very much alive. But when she returns to her family, unexplainable occurrences lead them to believe she is possessed.
    HOLLOW

    Village East Cinema
    July 23, 2016 10:00 pm


  10. IN THE ROOM

    Eric Khoo / Narrative / Hong Kong, Singapore / 2015 / Drama, Erotic / 90 mins
    Six different stories of six couples in a particular room in a hotel in Singapore.
    IN THE ROOM

    Village East Cinema
    July 23, 2016 8:15 pm