Join us for the Opening Night Screening of Shanghai Calling on July 25th

For members of AABANY: Individuals can get a 20% discount to SHANGHAI CALLING by going online and using the code AABANYAAIFF12.

There are also special group pricing:
10 tickets+ for a single program

Nonprofit community partners must group order through Must purchase a minimum of 10 tickets for a 25% discount, plus $1.50 processing fee per ticket (saves approximately $3.50/ticket).

OPENING NIGHT GALA at the Asian Society
Featuring screening, Q&A, Gala Reception with chef’s tasting tables, open bar, raffle & silent auction, and Gala gift bag
General $75
AABANY members can take advantage of the 20% discount, but tickets must be ordered online by 9PM, July 24th.

There will be an encore screening of Shanghai Calling on July 28th at Clearview Cinema. The 20% discount applies to this screening as well as long as tickets are ordered online by 9PM, July 27th.

For more information about the screening, click here.
We also encourage you to visit to see all the other great lineups available.

9th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival

Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for its 9th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival, on Friday, May 25, 2012, from 6PM to 8PM, at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. (34th Street), Martin Segal Theatre, Manhattan. This event is free and open to the general public.  

Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival has recognized and awarded $7,200 in cash prizes to over 40 student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College and the College of Staten Island. At the Festival, we will be screening selected Fiction, Documentary and Experimental films reviewed by our distinguished panel of judges. Following the screening will be an award ceremony and Q&A session with the winning filmmakers.

Winner and runner-up films of the CUNY Asian American Film Festival will also have the exciting opportunity to be screened at the 35th Asian American International Film Festival, organized by Asian CineVision, taking place July 25 to August 5, 2012.

To RSVP for the Festival, visit

“The Learning” Coming to POV

AABANY was one of the Community Partners for the screening of the documentary “The Learning” at the Asian American International Film Festival, now in its 34th year.  The seemingly endless rain did not dissuade the hearty souls who came out on a damp Sunday afternoon to see the film, showing at the Clearview Chelsea Cinema on West 23rd Street.

The film chronicles a year in the lives of four Filipino women who are recruited to teach in the schools of Inner City Baltimore.  They leave behind their entire families, friends and loved ones to pursue opportunities that are open to them in America, enduring the challenges of a different place and culture, and reaping the benefits and consequences of their choices.  The film is at once sad and funny, disturbing and enlightening. The film succeeds in drawing the viewer into the lives of each of the teachers and revealing the stark contrast of their lives here and back home in the Philippines.

If you missed the screening, make sure to catch it on POV on PBS, on September 20.  Check your local listings.

Digital Distribution of Film and Television: Aug. 11

Digital Distribution of Film and Television: Aug. 11