Not Held at Japan Society – Asian American International Film Festival

July 19, 2007
Not Held at Japan Society – Asian American International Film Festival

July 19 – 28
Asia Society, New York


Savor the best of Asian and Asian American cinemas at the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), as they celebrate their BIG 3-0 in July! Take part in 8 days of festivities from July 19-28! They have put together an amazing line-up of programs: 25 new exciting features; more than 90 short films and music videos; Screenplay Competition; 72-Hour Film Shootout screening; Comics Writers panel; 70s theme party; and much much more!


Advance tickets on sale now! Get the 3/2 pass: Buy tickets to two programs and get one free. Call AAIFF Box Office for more information: (212) 327-9385


The 30th AAIFF will run July 19-28 at the Asia Society (725 Park Avenue at 70th Street). For complete schedule and tickets, please visit http://www.aaiff.org


JAPANESE CINEMA HIGHLIGHTS


AMERICAN PASTIME
New York Premiere
Dir. Desmond Nakano
U.S. 2007 | 102min | Narrative | English, Japanese w/ES
During World War II, a Japanese American family struggles to find a normal life within the walls of the Topaz internment camp. Jazz and baseball become the bridges that connect the internees to a world outside, providing a sense of freedom they are denied. Filmmaker in attendance.
SAT JULY 21| 11:00AM | http://aaiff.org/2007/films/film_detail.php?i=105


BAUMKUCHEN
U.S. Premiere
Dir. Kensaku Kakimoto
Japan 2006 | 120min | Narrative | Japanese w/ES
This playful series of stories curl around, slip and blend into one another. It takes viewers in and out of parallel universes where inspiration is found in a deceivingly compact little book. Meanwhile, the book’s characters are also finding inspiration in stories of other bookworms in parallel realities.
SAT JULY 28 | 12:00PM | http://www.aaiff.org/2007/films/film_detail.php?i=111


CAMPAIGN (Senkyo)
New York Premiere
Dir. Kazuhiro Soda
Japan/U.S. 2006 | 120min | Documentary | Japanese w/ES
A humorous, insightful glimpse into local grassroots politics in Japan, CAMPAIGN follows a newbie politician in his run for Kawasaki city council. The film provides astute behind-the scenes observations of the political machine—the 50-year ruling Liberal Democratic Party that is the power behind this inexperienced candidate. Filmmaker in attendance.
SAT JULY 21 | 4:30PM | http://www.aaiff.org/2007/films/film_detail.php?i=116

  • July 19, 2007 – July 28, 2007