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2017 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

SHORTS: MADE IN NYC: LOVE LETTERS TO NEW YORK

104 mins

SHORTS: MADE IN NYC: LOVE LETTERS TO NEW YORK

Village East Cinema
July 28, 2017 9:45 pm

Description

With almost 8.5 million people spread across five boroughs, compelling New York City stories are being told every day. Living in the city that never sleeps, Asians are continually working to shape the city’s modern landscape. This program highlights the diverse aspirations, failures, and energy of Asians in the Big Apple.

Screening made possible by: Asian American Arts Alliance; Asian American Film Lab; Asian American Bar Association of NY (AABANY); OCA-NY; NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)

In This Program


  1. DISTANCE

    Craig Nisperos / USA / 2017 / 12 mins
    Craig, a modern day immigrant, struggles with being away from his home and his family. Even in a city of millions, loneliness is inescapable.

  2. DEADLY VIEW

    GnanaShekaran Natarajan / USA / 2016 / 23 mins
    When Kate receives mysterious messages from an unknown caller, she must enlist the help of two friends to track him down. But they are quickly sucked into an unexpected conflict, as the view from Kate’s apartment turns from spectacular to deadly.

  3. I SEE YOU

    Manjari Makijany / India / 2016 / 10 mins
    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Director Manjari Makijany’s I SEE YOU explores this idea through the shocking story of a terrorist, who, armed with a suicide vest, quickly finds himself conflicted when he comes face to face with an innocent child.

  4. THE PLEASURE OF BEING SERVED

    Michael Manese / USA / 2017 / 15 mins
    Working for a wealthy family in Manhattan, Rosa, an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines, struggles to make ends up as she desperately works to bring her son to America. Her job as a domestic worker proves more difficult as she is tasked with juggling the logistics of her boss’s girlfriends. After befriending both of them, she’s cornered into making a decision – either be quiet and accept his money or tell the women she cares about of his manipulative lies.

  5. FADE

    Howie Lam / USA / 2016 / 13 mins
    In this poetic short, Director Howie Lam presents a question to his viewers: “What do you do when you can't let go of the person you love?” His film explores this by presenting us a desolate backdrop of New York City and analyzing a man’s internal struggle between reality and fantasy.

  6. FOR THE LOVE OF MANGOS

    Kayla Wong / USA / 2016 / 15 mins
    All-knowing Rita is determined to break down her dad’s traditionalism by setting him up on a date. But he flips the script on her by forcing her to go on a date with her childhood friend.

  7. I DON’T MAKE THE RULES

    Lawerence Chen / USA / 2016 / 13 mins
    An ex-professional football player and current club bouncer, Steve Noa does not look like he belongs in a white collar law firm, but that is exactly where he desperately wants to be. When his lucky break comes through, he’s willing to go all out to land the job.

Dates & Times

SHORTS: MADE IN NYC: LOVE LETTERS TO NEW YORK

Village East Cinema
July 28, 2017 9:45 pm