The 2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO will run November 2 – 8 at three venues: the Ibrahim Theater at the International House (3701 Chestnut Street), the Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street) and the Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street).
The Festival will kick off with the Launch Night screening of the exciting breakdancing documentary “Among B-Boys” on Wednesday, November 2nd and then on Thursday, November 3rd the Festival will host it’s Opening Night Film, the Korean American romantic comedy “Wedding Palace” featuring Brian Tee (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Hye-Jeong Kang (Old Boy) and Margaret Cho.
The action film “The Girl from the Naked Eye” starring Jason Yee, Dominique Swain (Alpha Dog) and Samantha Streets (CSI: Miami) will be the Centerpiece screening on Saturday, November 5th and the Festival will close on Sunday, November 6th with “Almost Perfect”, a romantic drama starring Kelly Hu (X-Men 2), Roger Rees (The Prestige) and Ivan Shaw.
The Festival will showcase 6 narrative feature films, 4 documentaries, 2 short film programs and a special live music and film event titled “Suite Suite Chinatown”, featuring a live performance by local musician Jason Min.
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is the first event of its kind in Philadelphia – a film festival celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience. In 3 short years, PAAFF is proud to have presented dozens of culturally relevant film programs to a broad and diverse audience.
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