AABANY Partners with AAIFF to Promote Feature Film “Yaobikuni’s Love” During AAIFF’s 46th Film Festival

This year, AABANY is partnering with AAIFF to promote the film, “Yaobikuni’s Love,” screening in-person on July 29th in Quad Cinema, at 34 W 13th Street. 

The mockumentary tells the story of Yaobikuni, women of Japanese mythology that attained immortality through eating the flesh of a “ningyo,” a type of mermaid said to grant eternal life. Miike, the director for a documentary show, gives a smartphone to a Yaobikuni named Mizuki. She uses the phone to keep in touch with Miike, and to meet other Yaobikuni women. Upon installing a dating app, Mizuki is elated by the potential of a suitor in her life, only to have her hopes dashed when he fails to show up for a date. Miike comforts Mizuki after she is left in the cold, causing Mizuki to become attracted to the young documentarian.

The screening of the mockumentary will include the short film, “The Old Young Crow,” telling the story of an Iranian boy that befriends an old Japanese woman at a graveyard in Tokyo. The film, directed by Liam LoPinto, a filmmaker, and animator from New York City, serves as a fascinating appetizer that will be sure to charm and enchant viewers alike

General tickets for this screening will be available for $16.00 on the AAIFF website. To receive a 25% off discount code, exclusive to AABANY members, please register here at least two days prior to the showing. Click here to purchase tickets for this fascinating mockumentary. To learn more about the other films and events exhibited at this festival, click here.

AABANY is a Proud Community Partner of the 46th Asian American International Film Festival

AABANY is excited to announce our community partnership with the 46th installment of the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF46), the first and longest running Asian American film festival in the US. Established in 1978 by Asian CineVision, a media arts nonprofit focused on AAPI interests, the festival is committed to supporting AAPI cinema as a tool for social change and inclusion in the media arts. This year, the festival is taking a unique hybrid format, screening films both in-person and online this July 26th to August 6th. 

The festival lineup includes a distinctive selection of feature films, such as “Yaobikuni’s Love,” “Raging Grace,” and “Finding Her Beat.” Additionally, you can look forward to a captivating assortment of short films, including “Skin Can Breathe,” “Inheritance,” “Honolulu,” “The Ocean Duck,” “Rooted (防己),” and “The Roaring of the Carabao.” Overall, AAIFF offers an enthralling experience, promising to immerse viewers in a world of fascinating stories that resonate with the Asian diaspora experience.

Aside from an outstanding selection of Asian American films, AAIFF will showcase exclusive panels, receptions, and other unique VIP events. Attendees will be provided with exceptional opportunities to mingle and connect with both industry professionals and fellow film enthusiasts. 

AABANY will be promoting these particular films for AAIFF26:

Feature Films 

Short Films

To receive a 25% off discount code, exclusive to AABANY members, please register at the embedded links above at least two days prior to the screening date. 
Tickets and passes are currently on sale on the AAIFF website— make sure to spread the word and confirm your attendance now by clicking here and securing your spot. To learn more, visit the AAIFF site by clicking here, or follow @asiancinevision to receive updates about this phenomenal event.