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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

BEAT’EM TO THE PUNCH

SHORTS PROGRAMS / 81 mins

BEAT’EM TO THE PUNCH

Co-Presented by Asia Society
August 4, 2018 1:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Description

From the bizarre to the mundane, these funny films manage to find the levity in life. Take a breather with us as we delve into the humor around us.

Tickets to Screening:

$16 General
$12 Student/Senior

Co-sponsored by Asian American Film Social (AAFS) and Asian Americans in Media (AIM)

Post Screening Panelists:

Anne Hu, Director, CAKE
Gene Back, Composer, CAKE
Simon J Young, Director, CHOLLYWOOD
Jill Wang, Producer, CHOLLYWOOD
JP Chan, Director/Writer, COSMIC DENTAL ASSOCIATES OF CLIFTON, NJ
Jo Mei , Actor/Producer, COSMIC DENTAL ASSOCIATES OF CLIFTON, NJ
Hye Yun Park, Director, SOOJUNG DREAMS OF FIJI
SJ Son, Writer/Lead Actor, SOOJUNG DREAMS OF FIJI
Christine Ng, Director of Photography, SOOJUNG DREAMS OF FIJI
Jes Tom, Cast Member, SOOJUNG DREAMS OF FIJI
Angel Yau, Cast Member, SOOJUNG DREAMS OF FIJI
Mischa Ipp, Cast Member, SOOJUNG DREAMS OF FIJI
Katie Hartman, Cast Member, SOOJUNG DREAMS OF FIJI

Moderator: Albert Wang, Co-founder, Asian American Film Social (AAFS)

In This Program


  1. FOLDING STOOL KILLER

    Hay-kin Fu / SHORT FILMS / China / Action, Comedy / 8 mins
    Light works and lives in an old district where he witnesses crime every day. He knows he doesn’t have the power to save anyone, so he either looks away or runs from the crime scene, but his heart of justice never stops pumping. One day, after a supernatural event, Light suddenly gains mysterious powers and he becomes the Folding Stool Killer. A new journey for this hero unfolds...

  2. ASIAN MAN, WHITE WOMAN

    Woody Fu / SHORT FILMS / USA / Comedy / 2 mins
    You know representation matters when you’re just a guy trying to find adult content featuring ASIAN MAN, WHITE WOMAN.

  3. CAKE

    Anne Hu / SHORT FILMS / USA / Comedy / 10 mins
    Eliza tries to explore her sexuality with her husband Thomas by ordering a female sex robot for them to share. But the sexbot is not the cure-all she had hoped for. Be careful what you wish for.

  4. CHOLLYWOOD

    Simon J. Young / SHORT FILMS / China / Comedy, Drama / 28 mins
    CHOLLYWOOD is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of filmmaking in China and how first-time director Dan deals with being thrown headfirst onto his own film set. Dan quickly realizes that making the film itself is not his biggest obstacle; it’s his Golden Fish Award–winning leading man, Huang Zilei, and his internet famous pop star female lead, Ling. Dan pursued film with the purest of intentions—to make art. Little did he know that the world behind the camera has its own special set of rules. Welcome to Chollywood.

  5. COSMIC DENTAL ASSOCIATES OF CLIFTON, NJ

    JP Chan / SHORT FILMS / USA / Comedy / 2 mins
    Since 1998, Cosmic Dental Associates of Clifton, NJ has been the leading astro-dentistry practice in the New York tri-state region.

  6. MEA CULPA

    Meng Yu / SHORT FILMS / USA / Comedy, Crime / 7 mins
    Mia plans to rob her sister's grocery store—but things don’t go as planned.

  7. SOOJUNG DREAMS OF FIJI

    Hye Yun Park / SHORT FILMS / USA / Comedy / 13 mins
    In this documentary satire, first-generation Korean American Soojung Yoon, a renowned nail salon owner, elevates her craft to an art form—an unexpected profession that puts her in conflict with her immigrant mother. With Soojung's 30th birthday around the corner, her apprentices invite all of Soojung's friends to a surprise birthday party, including her estranged mother, Kyoung Jin.

Dates & Times

BEAT’EM TO THE PUNCH

Co-Presented by Asia Society
August 4, 2018 1:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets