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The Boston Asian Professionals Meetup Group Message Board › FYI - Boston Asian America Film Festival, October 18th - 23rd

FYI - Boston Asian America Film Festival, October 18th - 23rd

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Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) presented by Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) October 18th-26th | Tickets now on sale!
AARW - (617)426-5313

$10 Regular
$8 Members/Seniors/ Students
$25 Opening Night VIP

SCHEDULE (full listings below):

10/18 Planet B-Boy & Opening Night After Party
10/19 Hollywood Chinese
10/20 Womyn's Night
10/22 Kissing Cousins
10/25 Vincent Who?
10/25 West 32nd & Closing Weekend After Party
10/26 Santa Mesa

• Saturday, October 18 at 8:00pm
Planet B-Boy
2007 | 95 mins | Documentary
Director: Benson Lee
BCNC/Josiah Quincy School Chinatown, (617) 635-5129
Co-presented by BCNC, Boston Progress Artist Collective, and NAAAP-Boston

With compelling characters and vibrant dance sequences, Planet B-Boy is set in the International world of b-boying - the urban dance more commonly known as "breakdancing." Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Las Vegas, spectacular choreography frames the intimate stories of dancers who struggle for their dreams despite being misunderstood by larger society and their own families. www.planetbboy. com

OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY at Kingston Station. Free Admission. VIP tickets include screening and after party gift bag for $25 (valued at over $50)

• Sunday, October 19 at 6:00pm
Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films
~Boston Premiere~
2007 | 90 mins | Documentary
Director: Arthur Dong
Museum of Fine Arts, (617) 267-9300
Co-Presented by BCNC, Chinese Historical Society of New England, and OCA New England

A documentary by award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong, Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. It weaves together a wondrous portrait of actors, directors, writers, and movie icons who have defined American feature films, from the silent era to the current new wave of Asian American cinema. At once entertaining and enlightening, Hollywood Chinese reveals long-untold stories behind the Asian faces that have graced the silver screen, and weaves a rich and complicated tapestry, one marked by unforgettable performances and groundbreaking films, but also by a tangled history of race and representation. http://www.deepfocu...­ sproductions. com/HollywoodChi nese

• Monday, October 20, 7:00pm
2005-2008 | 88 mins
Simmons College, Paresky Conference Center, (617) 521-2000
Co-presented by ASPIRE, QAPA, Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change, Simmons ASA and Simmons Cinema and Media Studies

Too Much Plaid | Dramatic Comedy
~Boston Premiere~
Director: Caroline Le
Short dramatic comedy about a woman that breaks up with all her partners because she's afraid of commitment. Fimmaker Caroline Le, a graduate student at Emerson College, will be present for this screening.

The Grace Lee Project | Documentary
Director: Grace Lee
Korean American filmmaker Grace Lee wonders why everyone assumes that all Grace Lees were reserved, dutiful, piano-playing overachievers. The film follows a highly unscientific investigation into all those Grace Lees who break the mold.

• Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00pm
Kissing Cousins
Q&A after screening with producer, Manish Goyal
2007 | 98 mins | Comedy
Director: Amyn Kaderali
MIT, Room 26-100, 617-253-3791
Co-presented by NAAAP Boston, Network of South Asian Professionals and MIT Lecture Series Committee

In this funny, sassy romantic comedy, a young man employed as a "relationship termination specialist" enjoys his single life in Los Angeles amidst his newly engaged friends. But when his gorgeous British cousin visits, she tells everyone that she's his girlfriend to help him fit in…until he falls for her. kissingcousinsmovie .com

• Thursday, October 23 at 7:00pm
~Boston Premieres~
2005-2008 | 92 mins | Shorts and a Feature
Location TBA, 617-426-5313
Co-presented by Deported Diaspora, New England JACL, Providence Youth Student Movement, QAPA and Tufts Medical Center

Look Again | Action-Drama
~Boston Premiere~
Director: Jennifer Lin
This short narrative tackles obsolete immigration laws that leave same-sex bi-national couples June and Kelly little or no recourse when they want to stay together here in the U.S.

Help Save Maryland From What? | Documentary
Directors: Eric Byler & Annabel Park
The filmmakers hope to promote greater understanding and alleviate hostility in the nation, and wherever the immigration "issue" threatens a peaceful and productive society.

Straight Refugees | Documentary
Director: Ian White
Documentary that tells the story of the forced repatriation of Cambodian-born US Refugees being sent back to Cambodia under a repatriation agreement forced in March 2002 between two countries. Under the deal, the U.S. will deport about 2000 Refugees, currently there have been 189 deported thus far. This film highlights the pain, suffering, confusion, and hope that many of these young deported people are experiencing in Cambodia.
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