This year’s Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is going to show TPE-TICS, the documentary about the significant Taiwanese sound/performance artist, Huang Da-Wang on Friday, July 29 at Village East Cinema.
Also known as a ‘walking Wikipedia of music’, Huang has developed a distinctive style of improvisation and electronic noise, and has a unique performance- the “Black Wolf Nakashi” show. This film follows him closely, observing the links between his life and creations while shuttling in the city with him, from sound to body, from bedroom to ruins.
Two selected shorts MIDNIGHT DANCE and CRONOS from emerging Taiwanese filmmakers Lu Mian-Mian and Yang Chieh, which explore the multifaceted relationship, will also be featured at the festival on July 23 and July 24 at Village East Cinema.
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), presented by Asian CineVision, is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and Asian Americans. The 39th annual festival will take place in New York City from July 21 to July 30, 2016 at various venues including Village East Cinema (181-189 2nd Avenue), Asia Society (725 Park Avenue), Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Astoria), and Flushing Town Hall (13735 Northern Boulevard, Flushing).
for full lineup and film schedule.SHOWTIMES MIDNIGHT DANCE
Dir. Lu Mian Mian
Sat, July 23, 4:30 p.m. at Village East Cinema（181-189 2nd Ave, New York）
Shorts / Taiwan / 2015 / Drama / 26 mins / Chinese with English subtitles / NYC Premiere
After being fired from her job, Qin-Qin, a young beer girl, wanders the fishing harbor drunk in search for some meaning. As the night continues, she hopes to find fish soup, her deceased father’s specialty. She encounters a chef, his sleepy daughter, and an upbeat restaurant owner.CRONOS
Dir. Yang Chieh
Sun, July 24, 8:45 p.m. at Village East Cinema（181-189 2nd Ave, New York）
Shorts / USA / 2015 / Drama, Thriller / 11 mins / English
On a sunny beach, a vacationing man must resist the dangerous hallucination that continues to taunt him: that his girlfriend and his son are having an affair behind his back. The ultimate paranoia tale, tension between the characters quickly escalates when he’s forced to confront his worst nightmare.TPE-TICS
Dir. Lin Wan-Yu
Fri, July 29, 9:15 p.m. at Village East Cinema（181-189 2nd Ave, New York）
Documentary / Taiwan / 2015 / Documentary / 68 mins / Mandarin with English subtitles
Huang Da-wang, an extravaganza from Taiwan sound/ performance art scene, is also known as Black Wolf or Ying fan-Psalmanazar. He has developed a distinctive style of improvisation and electronic noise, and has a unique performance – the “Black Wolf Nakashi” show. This film follows him in the city, from sound to body, from bedroom to ruins.