JULY 19-28, ASIA SOCIETY, NY
Come savor the best of Asian and Asian American cinemas at the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), as we celebrate our BIG 3-0 in July! Take part in 8 days of festivities from July 19-28! We have put together an amazing line-up of programs: 25 new exciting features; more than 90 short films and music videos; Screenplay Reading; 72-Hour Film Shootout; Comics Writers panel; 70s theme party; and much much more!
The Taipei Cultural Center is proud to co-sponsor the New York premieres of two award-winning Taiwan films at the 30th AAIFF, DO OVER and ETERNAL SUMMER.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR TAIPEI CULTURAL CENTER MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES! Taipei Cultural Center members and affiliates enjoy special discount of $8 per ticket to the two programs. Use discount code TAECCO to order tickets online, by phone or in person. http://www.aaiff.org /Box-office: 212-327-9385DO OVER ( Yi Nian Zhi Chu )
Dir. Cheng Yu-Chieh
Taiwan 2006 | 113min | Narrative
Set over 24 hours on New Year's Eve, DO OVER follows five characters who hold disparate jobs from a film PA to a mafia boss. But as their stories unfold, we see how seemingly disconnected lives intersect by way of fate and authorial forces. Superb cinematography and an unusual temporal structure create a palpable world in Taipei that's full of mysteries and possibilities. Sunday July 22 | 11:30AM |
http://www.aaiff.org/2007/films/film_detail.php?i=126ETERNAL SUMMER ( Sheng Xia Guang Nian )
Dir. Leste Chen
Taiwan 2006 | 96min | Narrative
Childhood friends Jonathan and Shane love each other with a passion, but is there something more to it? The second feature of rising Taiwanese filmmaker Leste Chan's is a handsome, eloquent elegy to that possibility. It is rich of seasons, lived by a quirky pair of best friends and a girl who challenges their order. Sat July 28 | 2:30PM | http://www.aaiff.org/2007/films/film_detail.php?i=132
The 30th AAIFF runs July 19-28 at the Asia Society (725 Park Avenue at 70th Street). For more information and complete schedule, please go to http://www.aaiff.org