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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

FEATURES


  • 1-2-3 (Gasping for Air)

    Carlo Obispo / NARRATIVE FEATURES / Philippines / Crime, Drama, Family / 104 mins

    A teenage country boy ventures to the city to search for his younger sister.

    1-2-3 (Gasping for Air)

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2018 8:00 pm Not Available

  • 8 MINUTES AHEAD

    Ben Hoskyn / NARRATIVE FEATURES / Canada, Hong Kong / Crime, Drama, Family / 72 mins

    When their dying father makes a sudden change to his will, two half-brothers from different worlds—one a Hong Kong labourer, the other a Vancouver businessman—must decide what they value most: money or family.

    8 MINUTES AHEAD

    Village East Cinema
    August 1, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available

  • BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN

    Theresea Kowall-Shipp / DOCUMENTARIES / Canada / Documentary / 70 mins

    Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin is a BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN, using her most powerful weapons—B allure and grace—to stand up to an oppressive regime.

    BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN

    Village East Cinema
    July 28, 2018 4:45 pm Not Available

  • BITTER MELON

    H.P. Mendoza / NARRATIVE FEATURES / USA / 100 mins

    In this toothy “home for the holidays” remix, a Filipino American family reunites over a long Christmas weekend only to discover that something unusual is festering in their household. What starts out as a fun holiday reunion quickly warps into a darkly humorous crime scene as the family plots to kill one of their own.

    BITTER MELON

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 3:30 pm Not Available

  • LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY – Centerpiece Presentation & Reception

    Frank W. Chen / DOCUMENTARIES, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2018 / Documentary, Sports / 99 mins

    LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY is a feature-length documentary following the latter years of Wang’s professional baseball career. A poignant account of his life as told by those closest to him, it examines his roles as starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, father, son, and international icon. This is the story of a man who is unwilling to give up and unable to let go.

    LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY – Centerpiece Presentation & Reception

    Village East Cinema
    July 29, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available

  • CRIME + PUNISHMENT

    Stephen Maing / DOCUMENTARIES / USA / Documentary, Law / 112 mins

    Following members of the “NYPD 12,” plaintiffs of a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, CRIME + PUNISHMENT takes an intimate look at the real lives and struggles of minority members on the police force.

    CRIME + PUNISHMENT

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available

  • DEAD PIGS – Centerpiece Presentation

    Cathy Yan / NARRATIVE FEATURES, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / China, USA / 2018 / Dark Comedy, Drama / 130 mins

    A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an ambitious expat architect, and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river toward a rapidly modernizing Shanghai, China. Based on true events.

    DEAD PIGS – Centerpiece Presentation

    Village East Cinema
    July 28, 2018 7:00 pm Not Available

    Precedes:
    DEAD PIGS – Centerpiece Reception – Karaoke Night

    Muses 35 Bar & Karaoke
    July 28, 2018 9:30 pm Not Available

  • FICTION & OTHER REALITIES

    Bobby Choy, Steve Lee / NARRATIVE FEATURES / Korea, USA / Comedy, Drama / 85 mins

    In this effervescent indie, Bobby Choy (of Big Phony) ditches his staid nine-to-five to become a roadie for his friend’s band. When they land in Seoul, he decides to drop everything else to chase after a glimpse of home.

    FICTION & OTHER REALITIES

    Village East Cinema
    July 29, 2018 1:30 pm Not Available

  • FOR IZZY

    Alex Chu / NARRATIVE FEATURES / USA / Comedy, Drama, Family / 84 mins

    Dede, a photojournalist and recovering addict, moves in next door to Laura, a young woman with autism. As the pair begins to form an unlikely friendship, Dede assembles a documentary to tell a story about getting sober, family and friendship, and love and forgiveness.

    FOR IZZY

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 3, 2018 8:15 pm Not Available

  • GAY HOLLYWOOD DAD

    Quentin Lee / DOCUMENTARIES / Canada, China, USA / Documentary, LGBTQIA+ / 95 mins

    Single gay dad Quentin Lee juggles between raising his newborn baby by himself and making his means as an acclaimed independent filmmaker in Hollywood.

    GAY HOLLYWOOD DAD

    Village East Cinema
    August 2, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available