CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION (SEOUL SEARCHING) AND AFTER PARTY
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 aabanyaaiff15. ***
Centerpiece Presentation & After-Party: Seoul Searching – July 25, 7:30 pm, Village East Cinema
In the summer of 1986, the South Korean government decided to open a special summer camp for the offspring of Korean immigrants around the world, so that they could reconnect with their heritage and learn what it means to be Korean. Based on true events, SEOUL SEARCHING follows a group of students during this summer as they struggle to connect with one another, but end up ultimately finding themselves.
Sid is a punker from LA who has serious issues with authority, including Mr. Kim, the head teacher of his class who harbors a painful secret. Sid gets into a romance with Grace, a pastor’s kid from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, who worships and embodies Madonna. Sergio is a Mexican womanizer who loves fiestas and senoritas, but meets his match in Sue-jin, a feminist-in-the-making. Klaus hails from Hamburg, Germany and helps Kris, an adoptee, find and reconnect with her birth mother. This group along with hip-hop inspired rappers from Queens, a military enthusiast, the pretentious Brit. Bitch, and many more capture the emotion and angst of youth in an era where teens were naïve, politically incorrect, polarized by cliques, and knew nothing about the world.
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), presented by Asian CineVision, is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and Asian Americans.
Locations: Screenings will be held at Cinema Village East (181-189 2nd Avenue), Asia Society (725 Park Avenue), Museum of Chinese in America (215 Centre Street), Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Astoria), and Flushing Town Hall (13735 Northern Boulevard, Flushing).
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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/.