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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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For more information about PAAFF’11, please visit or contact Kitty L. Garrett, Special Projects Manager at

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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in News


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PAAFF’11 Free Launch Party

Friday, October 7 · 6:30pm – 9:00pm

The Prince Music Theater

1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

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For Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO

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Come celebrate with friends, supporters and staff as we kick off the 2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival with a special FREE Launch Party on Friday, October 7th from 6:30-9pm at the Prince Music Theater.

We will be screening previews from each of our films as well as special video messages from several of our filmmakers and the locally produced short films:

Converge – Dir. Sara Suleman
Happiness is Iraq in My Rearview Mirror – Dir. Peter Kim
Act of Fate – Dir. Joey Min

There will be FREE catered food (we love free food), a cash bar and raffle prizes including All Access Festival Passes!

If you like good food, good drinks, good film and good people, come hang out with us at the Prince on Friday, October 7th.

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Posted by on October 1, 2011 in News


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