AABANY Teams up with AAIFF to Promote Two Films During AAIFF’s 44th Film Festival

This year, AABANY is teaming up with the Asian American International Film Festival to promote two films, A Rifle and a Bag and Americanish, during AAIFF’s film festival, which will run from August 11 – 22. AABANY members receive a 20% discount for all VOD screenings if they use the code AAIFF44_AABANY

This year’s festival is a hybrid festival, mixing online screenings and live-streamed events with  select in-person events. You can watch from home with an internet connection. Most films are  available for viewing throughout the U.S. and Canada unless otherwise noted. You can access AAIFF’s full list of films and in-person events and screenings at this link:  


A Rifle and a Bag 

Somi and her husband are striving to forge a new identity after fighting alongside the Naxalites,  a communist guerrilla group that has been waging war on the Indian State since the 60’s. After  a decade of armed struggle for the rights of their tribal communities, the couple deserted the  movement and surrendered to the police. Ever since, they have been trying to educate their son  and reconcile their violent past with the desire to integrate into Indian society. 


In Jackson Heights, Queens, career-driven sisters Maryam and Sam and their newly immigrated cousin Ameera must navigate the consistent and sometimes conflicting demands of  romance, culture, work, and family. Serving both as a lighthearted reimagination of and critical  divergence from the classic romantic comedy, AMERICANISH tackles and celebrates the  complex intersectionalities of womanhood by welcoming us into the world—with all its joys and  tribulations—of these three marriage-aged women. 

Region Restrictions: Tri-State (NY, NJ, CT) 

How Screenings Work: 

All films are VOD – on demand. If purchasing tickets in advance, you will receive an access link  via email when the film becomes available to view. For most films, this will be August 11. If  purchasing tickets during the festival (August 11 – August 22, 2021), you will receive the access  link immediately.  

You may watch the film anytime during the festival (Aug 11 to Aug 22). Once you hit play, you  will have 48 hours to finish watching the film. If you do not finish the film within those 48 hours,  you will need to purchase another ticket. Please note that some films may have additional  restrictions. Please read the Film/Event page for any additional restrictions. For more info, please click this link.

Review: ‘Vietgone,’ a Refugee Tale with Laughs and Rap

Review: ‘Vietgone,’ a Refugee Tale with Laughs and Rap

The Legend of Mulan by Hong Kong Dance Company at Lincoln Center Begins Mar. 5

The Legend of Mulan by Hong Kong Dance Company

AABANY members and friends can get 30% discount on the tickets below by using promo code MULANLC.

For the first time outside of Asia, the Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) brings to the stage an inspiring re-telling of the household folktale of love, peace and virtue in a dance drama The Legend of Mulan. It will be performed at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, March 5–8, 2015. The spectacular production is presented by the China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG), a creative enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.

Mulan is a legendary figure from ancient China who was originally presented in a Chinese poem known as the Ballad of Mulandating to the fifth century. Mulan, a peasant girl, disguised herself as a man to join the army in place of her aged father. She fought for a decade and gained much respect. She gave up a position at court and retired to her hometown instead. Traditional Chinese virtues are exemplified through the unusual adventures and touching story of Mulan, who shows extraordinary courage when it comes to protecting her country and family. A heroine with moral courage and intelligence, Mulan’s exceptional wisdom and vision transcend fame and fortune. Over time, the story of Mulan rose in popularity as a folktale and became widely taught in schools. It has also inspired a number of screen and stage adaptations, including the hit animated Disney movie released in 1998.

The Legend of Mulan received two Hong Kong Dance Awards in 2014 for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Ensemble Performance.

Performances of The Legend of Mulan by the Hong Kong Dance Company will be staged at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, March 5 – Saturday, March 7 at 8pm and Sunday, March 8 at 1pm. Tickets are now on sale: $22, $37, $57, $77, $107, & premium seats $167 plus a $3 facility charge.  Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web http://davidhkochtheater.com/.

Mokwha’s The Tempest

Mokwha’s The Tempest

“22 Lewd Chinese Women” Re-enactment Event

“22 Lewd Chinese Women” Re-enactment Event

La MaMa and CultureHub’s Seoul Counterpoint & Heavenly Code

Seoul Counterpoint & Heavenly Code

April 11 – 13, 2014 at Ellen Stewart Theatre

created & performed by DJ Spooky 
visuals & installation by Culturehub

Created and performed by
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
Visual elements and installation by CultureHub

DJ Spooky’s Seoul Counterpoint
Friday – Sunday: 7:30pm

Seoul Counterpoint is an audio/visual anthropology, a breathing composition that juxtaposes the diverse landscapes, histories and sonic cultures of Seoul and New York. DJ Spooky’s unique style of “turntableism”, traditional Korean elements, and computer generated visuals by CultureHub collide in the New York premiere of the project developed during a two month residency at the Seoul Institute of the Arts.

Heavenly Code Free
April 12 / 12–4 PM

Heavenly Code is an interactive installation designed by CultureHub that is inspired by the Chun Bu Kyung. The Chun Bu Kyung is an ancient Korean text that dates back nine thousand years and can be interpreted as an exercise in mathematics, philosophy, or energy. The viewer becomes immersed in a pattern of light and darkness generated by their relationship to the 81-character system that seeks to make sense of the cosmos.

“As a world-renowned DJ, hip-hop savant, media artist, writer, and cultural critic, the work of Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky is a process of discovery as much as it is an explosion of new forms…”
– BOMB Magazine

La MaMa continues its new ticketing initiative, 10 @ $10, through which ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance in advance via web, phone or box office.  10 @ $10 Tickets are not available day of show. 

If all our $10 tickets have been booked, you can still save!

La MaMa is offering a special $5-off discount

$20 tickets for Adults

$15 tickets for Students


We are offering a special discount for this show for you and your community!
B. Madonna


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Internationally acclaimed performer, Maureen Fleming brings her contemporary unveiling of the myth of Persephone to the stage of the Ellen Stewart Theatre. With text by David Henry Hwang and music by Philip Glass (performed live by pianist Bruce Brubaker), original accordion music by Guy Klucevsek, and Taiko drumming by Kaoru Watanabe, this beautiful, multimedia meditation on ’miracles’ juxtaposes Fleming’s new and repertory works with three-dimensional video projections designed by longtime collaborator Christopher Odo

La MaMa is introducing a new initiative, 10@$10, through which ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis.  Even if the 10@$10 is not an option, you can still get a ticket for as low as $15.Use the DISCOUNTcode:REACH applicable for the first week of the production only.

Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa
by Maureen Fleming

”Fleming…seemed to transcend the material world and enter a realm of pure spirit…Wondrous choreographic metamorphosis.” 
– The New York Times

This performance contains nudity

For tickets and more information: click here or call our box office at (212) 475-7710

From NAPABA: Momentum Kansas City 2013


This year’s theme – “Momentum” – bespeaks our goal of highlighting and celebrating the monumental achievements of APA attorneys over the past 25 years at the highest levels of our profession while simultaneously inspiring and encouraging attendees to collaborate for future successes.

Join us for a series of remarkable events at the 25th Annual NAPABA Convention in Kansas City, MO, from November 7-10, 2013Register today through Monday, September 23, to take advantage of the extended early bird discount rates.

We look forward to seeing you in November! For registration and more information, please visit: 2013convention.napaba.org.