Asian American International Film Festival Opening Gala

The 36th Asian American International Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

Opening Night Presentation

North American Premiere

Dir. Evan Jackson Leong. 2013. USA. 88 min.

In 2012, Jeremy Lin, the first Chinese American to play in the NBA, swept the NBA and basketball fans by storm and created the Linsanity movement. LINSANITY brings back the unforgettable frenzy around the meteoric rise of Jeremy LIN with galvanizing game footage, juxtaposed with intimate interviews and home videos that showcase his faith, passion, and perseverance. As the Opening Night Presentation for AAIFF’13, LINSANITY marks the homecoming of the magical moment when a determined young man did what seemed impossible, and took everyone to the heights with him.

Q&A with director Evan Jackson Leong and producers Christopher Chen, Allen Lu, and Brian Yang.

Watch the Q&A on video here

Post-Screening Gala Reception

~ Chef’s Tasting Tables from local restaurant sponsors:
• JoJu Vietnamese Sandwiches
• Swine
• MasalaWala
• Spice
• Fatty Fish
And desserts sponsored by returning sponsor Yat Yat Sweet!

~ Open Bar with Specialty Cocktails sponsored by Rémy Martin and beer sponsored by Grolsch Beer

~ Gala Gift Bag valued at $50+ with items from:
• Anokha Skincare
• Cafe Grumpy
• Perfect Spa
• ZICO Coconut Water

Video: Watch a trailer for LINSANITY (1 min., 51 sec.)


Tickets: Tickets sold through Asian American International Film Festival box office. Asia Society members can purchase all Festival tickets at member rate. Please call Asia Society box office at 212-517-ASIA to obtain member rate discount codes before purchase.

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Event Details

Wed 24 Jul 2013
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
SOLD-OUT. Rush line will form at 6:30pm on day of event. $65 members/students/seniors; $75 nonmembers. Tickets sold through Festival web site. Asia Society members can purchase at member rate. Please see instructions on the left.
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