2018 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF)

AABANY will be co-sponsoring six film screenings with Asian CineVision for the 2018 Asian American International Film Festival this summer. These six film screenings include:

Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with its respective filmmakers. All screenings will be held at Village East Cinema. 

Please click the links to learn more about the films. AABANY members will receive a discount code once they register for the event on the AABANY website. 

For the AAIFF schedule, click here

Remarkable stories are told every year at the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the first and longest running festival for Asian American cinema in the country. At the upcoming 40th AAIFF, held from July 26th to August 5th, AABANY is cosponsoring two films. Come see Defender, the intense and personal story of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who strives to combat racism, police brutality, and injustice against minorities while showing the critical role of the public defender in the justice system, and Save My Seoul, which follows two Korean-American brothers while they unravel the dark complexity of the sex trade in Seoul, and the broken culture that causes it.

Check out the trailer for Defender above.

All AABANY members can use the discount code AABANYaaiff40 to see these films at a 25% discount. Visit http://aaiff.org/2017/ for more info. We hope to see you there!

Remarkable stories are told every year at the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the first and longest running festival for Asian American cinema in the country. At the upcoming 40th AAIFF, held from July 26th to August 5th, AABANY is cosponsoring two films. Come see Defender, the intense and personal story of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who strives to combat racism, police brutality, and injustice against minorities while showing the critical role of the public defender in the justice system, and Save My Seoul, which follows two Korean-American brothers while they unravel the dark complexity of the sex trade in Seoul, and the broken culture that causes it.

Check out the trailer for Save My Seoul above.

All AABANY members can use the discount code AABANYaaiff40 to see these films at a 25% discount. Visit http://aaiff.org/2017/ for more info. We hope to see you there!

DOC NYC DISCOUNT on FALL SERICES

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 margaret.langston@aabany.org for the discount code.

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

http://www.docnyc.net/film/the-road/

NYC
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


http://www.docnyc.net/film/please-remember-me/  (Expected to Attend: Zhao Qing; producer Violet Du Feng)

NYC
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
situation?


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

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

http://www.docnyc.net/film/the-beekeeper-and-his-son/

NORTH
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.

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