DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival is now
approaching its 7th season and it offering

a special $5 off group discount

on the films below.  Please contact [email protected] for the discount code.

Saturday November 12, 2016, 2:15 PM The Road
IFC Center

PREMIERE As part of a $586 billion infrastructure development plan, the
Chinese government begins building the massive Xu-Huai Highway.
Director Zhang Zanbo provides an in-depth look at the impact of the
corruption-filled project in rural Hunan province. Representing the
subcontracted construction company, professional problem solver Mr. Meng
must contend with the complaints of displaced locals and regional
bureaucracy. Meanwhile, exploited laborers face dangerous working
conditions and broken promises. When an inspector finds numerous
violations, will the project’s future be threatened?

Sunday November 13, 2016, 1:45 PM Please Remember Me
IFC Center  (Expected to Attend: Zhao Qing; producer Violet Du Feng)

PREMIERE In this tender and sensitively observed portrait,
octogenarians Feng and Lou have been inseparable for over 40 years, but
aging and illness threaten their deep bond. Since Lou was diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s, Feng has been her steadfast caretaker, but he’s growing
increasingly worried about his own health. Is a nursing home the right
solution, and how will Lou handle such a radical change to their living

Sunday November 13, 2016, 7:15 PM The Beekeeper and his Son

Cinepolis Chelsea 
(Expected to Attend: Diedie Weng; producer Susanne Guggenberger)

AMERICAN PREMIERE In a rural village in northern China, a father/son
clash echoes the pull of tradition and modernization. When 20-year-old
Maofu returns home after migrant city work, he tries to convince his
aging beekeeping father Lao Yu to develop a brand for the family’s
honey. Lao Yu instead insists his son first learn the cherished
traditional apiary methods he’s practiced for 50 years. Diedie Weng
captures their standoff with intimacy, artfulness and unexpected humor.

First Look at Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden


The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, in addition to a special bonsai display. Weekend events spotlight the art of ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture. Check out this preview video, and get more information on

We’re proud to offer AABANY members at a discount for the Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden Exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden. Hope to see you at the Garden! Discount information is:

Save 20% on All-Garden Passes by using code 9399 online at

*Valid only when you use code 9399 online at Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made through October 30, 2016. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.