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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

  1. SEARCHING – Opening Night Screening & Gala Reception

    Aneesh Chaganty / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2018 / Mystery / 101 mins
    A hyper-modern thriller that follows a desperate father (JOHN CHO) who, after his teenage daughter goes missing, breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.
    SEARCHING – Opening Night Presentation & Reception

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. DEAD PIGS – Centerpiece Presentation & Reception

    Cathy Yan / 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 & Reception

    Village East Cinema
    July 28, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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

    Frank W. Chen / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2018 / Documentary / 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 Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. ULAM: MAIN DISH – Closing Night Presentation & Reception

    Alexandra Cuerdo / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 90 mins
    In this tasty documentary, Director Alexandra Cuerdo tracks the rise of Filipino food from being “the underdog of Asian cuisines” to its new abode in the center of the American table.
    ULAM: MAIN DISH – Closing Night Presentation & Reception

    Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets