PbP-NY x 41st Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF)
PbP-NY is proud to be a community partner for this year’s Asian American International Film Festival held annually by our past partner, Asian Cinevision. The festival will run from July 25 – August 4 and showcases the best in independent Asian and Asian American cinema. To learn more about the festival and this year’s lineup, go HERE.
Can’t decide what film(s) to watch, check out some of the selections below:
INVISIBLE HANDS (Dir. Shraysi Tandon | Indonesia, Ghana, China, India, USA | Documentary | 80 mins | English | New York Premiere | Q&A to follow with filmmakers)
July 27, 2018, 8:00pm – Village East Cinema
Shot in 6 countries including the U.S, India, Indonesia, Ghana, Hong Kong and China. INVISIBLE HANDS is a harrowing account of children as young as 6 years old making the products we buy and consume everyday. A modern day slavery system quietly supported by some of the world’s biggest corporate giants. The film also shows chilling undercover footage of children being sold like animals by a child trafficker. The film marks the directorial debut of journalist Shraysi Tandon and is produced by Academy award winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson.
Workaholic, success-obsessed Zhou Li spent decades building a shipping company from the ground up—and now, at the end of his life, he wonders whether it all really amounted to anything. When he makes a sudden change to his will and to the inheritance his children stand to receive, his two sons are faced with an age-old dilemma: how much wealth is enough, and how far are you willing to go to get it? Each must decide between devoting his life to the family business or breaking away from it in order to live a life his father never could. Eldest son Danny is fully consumed running the business his father started. He takes the recent adjustments to the will as a personal affront and refuses to accept any change to his standing, making him even more oblivious to the needs and troubles of his own family. Nineteen-year-old Cheng is the son Zhou never met. Cheng has been obsessed with getting rich ever since he understood what money was. Now that an opportunity has presented itself, Cheng soon realizes that money comes with strings attached and he’ll be lucky if he can make it out alive.
8 MINUTES AHEAD is a directorial debut that incorporates the very best of Hong Kong filmmaking: exciting action, romance, and vibrant color.
Do you remember what it was like to be a child? These films ask us to see through the perspective of children facing very adult situations, and who yet react with a strength and heart that many grown-ups still aspire to have.
Going beyond the cinematic talents of our community, the following shorts showcase and dive into other art forms. How Asian talents from around the world transform and use art to expand what it means to be an artist.
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Let’s support Asian American films and filmmakers and fill up those seats! See you there!
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