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Contact: Kitty L. Garrett                                                                                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 11, 2012) – This Fall, the 5th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) presented by HBO proudly celebrates its fifth anniversary in bringing quality Asian American cinema to the greater Philadelphia Area. PAAFF’12 will kick-off with a free Launch Night event on Friday, October 26st, at 7pm at the Prince Music Theater Black Box (1412 Chestnut Street). The Festival will proceed on November 7 – 17th at two venues: the Ibrahim Theater at the International House (3701 Chestnut Street) and the Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street).

PAAFF’12 opens with “SHANGHAI CALLING,” a romantic comedy about modern-day American immigrants in an unfamiliar land. The Opening Night Film stars Daniel Henney (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), and features legendary Hollywood actor Bill Paxton (Big Love), showing Thursday, November 8th.

“WHITE FROG” is a universal story of the power of family, friendship, and love starring Booboo Stewart (Twilight Saga), Joan Chen (The Last Emperor), BD Wong (Law & Order: SVU) and Harry Shum, Jr (Glee). The Centerpiece Film will screen on Saturday, November 10th. The Closing Night Film, “PEARLS OF THE FAR EAST,” is a dramatic film starring  Kieu Chinh (Joy Luck Club) and Truong Ngoc Anh (The White Silk Dress) will screen on Friday, November 16th.

The 5th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is sponsored primarily by HBO and Comcast and is the first event of its kind in Philadelphia – a film festival celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience. In five years, PAAFF is proud to have screened over 100 films (Documentaries, Narrative Features and Shorts), bringing culturally relevant programming to a broad audience while providing sponsors with a meaningful platform to engage the community.

PAAFF’12 will showcase 8 narrative feature films, 4 documentaries, and 2 short film programs, along with free receptions, parties, and special events, including an appearance by Daniel Ho, 6-time Grammy winning Hawaiian musical artist, and a moderated panel, “Asian Americans in Hollywood.”

We look forward to your media coverage.

For more information about PAAFF’12, please visit or contact Kitty L. Garrett, Publicist at


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On Sale NOW… Hope To See You All

On Sale NOW… Hope to see you all at the upcoming Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Banquet. #BeThere & #TellYourFriends

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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Film, Movies, News, Philadelphia


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Seeking Volunteers…

Friday, Sept 9th – Free Screening of “The House of Suh” at the Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street)
* We need volunteers to arrive by 5pm or 5:30pm to help set up the chairs in the theater and to serve as ushers and guide the audience to the theater, which is on the 2nd floor of the Prince.  We also need volunteers to help us breakdown all the chairs afterwards once the event ends around 9:30pm.  The screening is free and there will be food available.  Volunteers will be given free admission to a screening during our film festival, which takes place November 2-8, 2011.

-Facebook event:

Tuesday, Sept 20th – Fundraiser Dinner at Ocean City Restaurant (9th St between Race & Vine, Chinatown, Philadelphia)
* We need volunteers to arrive by 5pm to help us set up for the fundraiser which will run from 6 – 8:30pm.  All volunteers will be able to eat the 10 course meal for free.
-Facebook event:

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are able to help with either or both events.  We also need volunteers for our launch party on Friday, October 7th and our festival in November as well.


Kitty L. Garrett

Special Projects Manager
2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
November 2-8, 2011

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Posted by on September 5, 2011 in Free Events, Movies, Philadelphia


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FREE Screening of “The House of Suh”

Friday, September 9 · 7:00pm – 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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PAAFF Presents a special free screening of “The House of Suh”.

The Prince Music Theater (Black Box)
1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
-FREE Admission, FREE food & cash bar.

*Director Iris Shim and Producer Gerry Kim will be in attendance

Obligation, choice and loyalty are the values called into question in this compelling portrait of the Suhs, a Korean-American family whose quest for the American Dream would end in the tragic collapse of their household.

WINNER Best Documentary & Audience Award at PAAFF’10


(Contains strong language and violence)

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Posted by on September 3, 2011 in Entertainment, Movies, Philadelphia


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