Japanese films at the 30th Asian American IFF
Wed Jun 27 02:23:50 EDT 2007
AAIFF CELEBRATES THE BIG 3-0!
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 Competition; 72-Hour Film
Shootout screening; Comics Writers panel; 70s theme party; and much much
The 30th AAIFF will run July 19-28 at the Asia Society (725 Park Avenue at
70th Street). For complete schedule and tickets, please check out our
JAPANESE CINEMA HIGHLIGHTS
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
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
SAT JULY 28 | 12:00PM |
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
Program Manager, Asian CineVision, Inc. (ACV)
Program Director, Asian American International Film Festival
Asian American International Film Festival
Celebrating 30! Save the dates: July 19-28, 2007
National Tour | Asian Cinevisions
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