New York Asian Film Festival Kicks Off Today
Subway Cinema and Film Society Lincoln Center will be kicking off the 14th annual New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) today, June 26th. The festival will be featuring 54 films from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia, including 2 World, 3 International, and 14 North American premieres. The festival will also include a focus on Korean film company Myung Films and a special joint tribute to two Japanese film legends that have passed away last November, Ken Takakura and Bunta Sugawara.
In addition to the number of amazing films, you won’t want to miss the impressive guest line-up with Hong Kong singer and actor Aaron Kwok, celebrated Hong Kong film director, producer and scriptwriter Ringo Lam, rising Japanese actor Shota Sometami, and more. For more information, you can check out the festival’s schedule at the link [HERE].
All of the films will be showcased at one of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s multiple movie theater facilities along 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. The Francesca Beale Theater, the Howard Gilman Theater, and the Amphitheater can be found in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which is located at 144 W. 65th St., while the Walter Reade Theater is located at 165 W. 65th St., as is the adjacent Furman Gallery.
The tickets are available on-line for $14 to the general public, $11 for students with a valid ID, and $9 for members. Festival goers can also choose to “see more for less” with the festival’s special 3+ Film Package.
Check out the festival’s teaser trailer below to learn more: