Everything Before Us & Closing Ceremony of AAIFF ‘15, Aug. 1

AABANY is pleased once again to be a Community Partner for the Asian American International Festival (AAIFF). As such all our members get 25% off online ticket orders by using promo code aabnyaaiff15. (That’s AABNY – AABANY without the third A!)

You might be interested in seeing Everything Before Us and attending the Closing Night Awards Ceremony on August 1:

Everything Before Us takes place i​n the near future when all romantic relationships are overseen by the D.E.I (The Department Of Emotional Integrity). By assigning everyone a “Relationship Score,” this system is meant to promote responsibility, happiness, and order within the chaotic process we know as falling in love. Born from the realization that scores tend to pivot our decisions today, EVERYTHING BEFORE US is a playful response to our world run by systems and ratings. With a focus on two couples, Wong Fu Productions foreshadows our possible future if such an institution were to exist.

When Ben reconnects with his ex-­girlfriend, Sara, to fix his damaged score, they’re forced to reconcile their past. While it seems as though one chapter of their lives has officially ended, their reunion turns out to be the beginning of many more as they must choose to either comply with the rules of the D.E.I or reject it all for the sake of love. Seth and Haley, recent high school graduates, are in their first registered relationship together. With bright eyes and innocent hearts, they experience the challenge of not only being each other’s first loves, but also each other’s first heartbreaks.

The AAIFF 2015 Award Ceremony will precede the screening of Everything Before Us at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Closing Night Reception will take place immediately after the film. For more information about the movie, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.

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Watch “The Surrender” at the 2015 Asian American International Film Festival, July 26

Join the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund on
Sunday, July 26 at the 2015 Asian American International Film Festival for a screening of


Director Stephen T. Maing | 23 mins

A brilliant intelligence analyst, Stephen Kim, is unfairly prosecuted under the Espionage Act and must prepare to go to prison.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 12:30PM
Village East Cinema
181-189 Second Avenue
(between 11th & 12th Street)

Other short films in the MADE IN NYC SHORTS program:

  • The Flip
    Director Chung Lam | 22 mins
  • Split End
    Director Eddie Shieh | 6 mins
  • Almost Tibetan
    Director João Inada | 15 mins
  • Lao Wong
    Director Ming Zeng | 15 mins
  • Pipe Dream
    Director Yudho Aditya | 18 mins

Discounted tickets for AALDEF friends are $11.25 + processing fee.  

Promo code: AALDEFaaiff15.  

Tickets are non-refundable.  Purchase tickets HERE.

The film festival runs from July 23 – August 1

Check out the entire schedule at http://aaiff.org/2015/.