Notes from Boston Asian American Film Festival Preview Party

By Jing Xia, translated by David Li,

Boston, Oct. 12, 2014, –Boston Asian American Film Festival(BAAFF) will be held from Oct. 23 to 26. A preview party was held on Oct. 9 at Crave restaurant in Chinatown by BAAFF, Future Boston Alliance and Asian American Resource Workshop. The party invited well-known local businesses such as Chattime Tea, and attracted nearly 100 people attended.
Picture from the BAAFF preview party(photo by Jing Xia).

Last year, BAAFF opened at Brattle Theatre in Cambridge with film The Wedding Banquet by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee. Lee gave a talk to the audience after screening the film.

This year, the festival opens with film Revenge of the Green Dragons on Oct. 23 also at Brattle Theatre. The film was based on a true story. The main plot revolves around two Chinese immigrant brothers and their tough lives living in New York City’s Chinatown in the 1980s. They joined the gang Green Dragons, and rose in the ranks.

Erin from Future Boston Alliance said that she saw highlights of Revenge of the Green Dragons, and looked forward to the opening of BAAFF on Oct. 23. “As an Asian American, I can learn the history and culture of Asian community from a film like Green Dragons,” said Erin.

Susan Chinsen, director of BAAFF, said that the preview party was held for movie lovers to have special screening, and provide feedback for the upcoming film festival. She encourage people to get tickets for all the films to be screened this year. “Asian directors and actors need support from all of us to move forward,” said Ms. Chinsen.

The following is line-up of the 2014 Boston Asian American Film Festival.

Thursday, October 23
7:30PM Revenge of the Green Dragons
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Friday, October 24
7:00PM Shorts Program I | Buy Tickets | Read More
8:00PM Chu & Blossom Buy Tickets  | Read More
9:00PM Pretty Rosebud | Buy Tickets  | Read More

Saturday, October 25
1:00PM CAN | Buy Tickets | Read More
2:30PM Asian Americans in Media | Read More
4:00PM Shorts Program II | Buy Tickets  | Read More
7:00PM 9-Man | Buy Tickets | Read More
9:00PM 100 Days | Buy Tickets | Read More

Sunday, October 26
1:00PM Kuma Hina | Buy Tickets | Read More
3:00PM Shorts Program III | Buy Tickets | Read More
5:00PM A Leading Man | Buy Tickets  | Read More

Monday, November 3
7:00PM To Be Takei | Buy Tickets | Read More