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'Spa Night' Film Director Andrew Ahn Discusses Asian-American Identity

NEW YORK, July 21, 2016 — The opening night gala for the 39th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) kicked off at Asia Society with a screening of Spa Night, a film directed by Andrew Ahn. Following the screening, Haisong Li, programs manager of AAIFF, moderated a conversation between Ahn and the lead actor of the film, Joe Seo. (36 min., 21 sec.)


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