Asian American International Film Festival: Made in NY ShortsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Part of the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society
Shorts: Made in NY
86 mins. DCP.
New York City is where we started and where we continue to champion storytellers. We are thrilled to present a diverse slate of shorts created by NY based filmmakers.
This program includes the following shorts:
AN AMERICAN FAMILY
Dir. Kieu-Anh Truong. U.S. 19 mins.
Three people. One kitchen. A family.
END OF SUMMER
Dir. Serena Kuo. U.S. 15 mins.
A teenager's college move-in day takes an unexpected turn when her father is struck by a heart attack in the middle of the desert.
Dir. Anna Mikami. U.S. 18 mins.
After assaulting a police officer to save his undocumented friend, a man chooses to live his last night of freedom in pursuit of the American dream with his pregnant girlfriend.
SECRET LIVES OF ASIANS AT NIGHT
Dir. KEFF. U.S. 18 mins.
What does the "model minority" do after dark? (A screwball noir in 5 languages.)
24 HR WORKDAY
Dir. Zishun Ning. U.S. 15 mins.
In New York State, many home attendants--mostly immigrants and women--are forced to work grueling 24-hour shifts taking care of seriously-ill patients, with only half of the pay.
Dir. SJ Son and Woody Fu. U.S. 4 mins.
An Asian man learns he has more in common with a ghost than he thought.
Followed by a Q&A.
The 42nd Asian American International Film Festival runs from July 25 to August 3.
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) premiered in the summer of 1978 in New York City answering a growing need for social understanding, cultural diversity in American life, and independent cinema. AAIFF is the first festival in the U.S. to showcase film and video work by artists of the Asian Diaspora. Forty years later, the AAIFF has grown to include films and video from more than 30 countries, a variety of topical panels and workshops, industry mixers, staged readings, exclusive interviews, receptions and more.
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