Films from 10 countries will be included in the 2010 edition of the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. The includes 33 features and 21 shorts for the event, which runs July 23-29 at both the Magnolia and Angelika Film Center in Dallas.
Keep reading for the news release, a full list of films and a schedule of events:
In alphabetical order, the AFFD’s 2010 feature film roster is:
9500 LIBERTY (2009), Dir: Eric Byler/Annabel Park
A FROZEN FLOWER (2009), Dir: Yoo Ha
A MILLION (2009), Dir: Cho Min-Ho (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
ACCIDENT (2009), Dir: Cheang Pou-Soi (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
AGRARIAN UTOPIA (2009), Dir: Uruphong Raksasad (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
AT THE END OF DAYBREAK (2009), Dir: Ho Yuhang (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
Opening Night Film: AU REVOIR TAIPEI (2010), Dir: Arvin Chen (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
BAY RONG (CLASH), (2009), Dir: Le Thanh Son (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
BEIJING TAXI (2010), Dir: Miao Wang
BREATHLESS (2009), Dir: Yang Ik-Joon
CHAW (2009), Dir: Shin Jeong-won (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
EMPIRE OF SILVER (2009), Dir: Christina Yao (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
I CORRUPT ALL COPS (2009), Dir: Jing Wong (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)
Centerpiece Presentation: IP MAN 2 (2010), Dir: Wilson Yip (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
IRON CROWS (2009), Dir: Bong-Nam Park
KAMUI (2009), Dir: Yoichi Sai (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
KUNG FU DUNK (2008), Dir: Yen Ping-Chu (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)
LET’S FALL IN LOVE (2009), Dir: Wuna Wu (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)
LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL (2009), Dir: Hong Sang-soo (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
MAO’S LAST DANCER, (2009), Dir: Bruce Beresford
NIGHT & FOG (2009), Dir: Ann Hui (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)
NO MORE CRY!!! (2009), Dir: Nobuo Mizuta (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)
PHOBIA 2 (2009), Dir: P.Purijitpanya/V.Poolvoralaks/S.Sugmakanan/P.Wongpoom/B.Pisanthanakun (U.S. PREMIERE)
ROBOGEISHA (2009), Dir: Noboru Iguchi
RUNNING TURTLE (2009), Dir: Lee Yeon-Woo (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
SEVEN 2 ONE (2009), Dir: Danny Pang (U.S. PREMIERE)
SPARROW (2008), Dir: Johnnie To
SUMMER WARS (2009), Dir: Mamoru Hosoda (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
SYMBOL (2009), Dir: Hitoshi Matsumoto
TALENTIME (2009), Dir: Yasmin Ahmad (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
Closing Night Fim: THE PEOPLE I’VE SLEPT WITH (2009), Dir: Quentin Lee (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
THE TALE OF ULULU’S WONDERFUL FOREST (2009), Dir: Makoto Naganuma (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)
TOAD’S OIL (2009), Dir: Koji Yakusho (U.S. PREMIERE)
VISAGE (2009), Dir: Tsai Ming-Liang (SOUTHWEST PREMIERE)
“As always, we are proud of the wide range of films we have to offer to Dallas audiences,” said AFFD Executive Director Julie Hwang. “We have worked hard to provide something for all ages. From the
family-friendly SUMMER WARS and A TALE OF ULULU’S WONDERFUL FOREST, to more mature titles like NIGHT & FOG and AT THE END OF DAYBREAK, and everything in between. These are films that will be enjoyed by anyone looking for something great to watch this summer ” she said.
“And yes, the genre fans will be very pleased with selections like ROBOGEISHA, PHOBIA 2, BAY RONG (CLASH) and CHAW,” she said.
Hwang also offered that last year’s Audience Award winner, IP MAN, will be showing at the AFFD Kickoff Party at LaGrange in Deep Ellum, a few days before the much-anticipated sequel’s Centerpiece Presentation. “It’s free and open to the public. We want everyone to come. It’s going to be huge,” she said.
NEW AFFD WEBSITE LAUNCHES TODAY
For the past nine years the AFFD has grown with each festival, and during that time, promotional and commerce tools have evolved at a staggering pace. With AFFD fans clamoring for new details on the
organization’s Facebook and Twitter pages, the festival is also launching a special festival website at www.affd.org.
Developed in collaboration with local design company RD2, Inc. (http://rd2inc.com/), the website will be the best place to find out information about the festival and purchase tickets.
“It pays to be a fan,” said AFFD Senior Programmer Steve Norwood, who develops content for AFFD’s website, Facebook and Twitter feeds. “We often provide advance information, special offers and exclusive events to folks who follow us on the social networking sites,” he said. “But the 2010 AFFD fest-site will be the place to go for all the details, trailers, all anyone could need,” he said. “Plus, it’s just a lot of fun to go and learn about new films,” he said.
With 33 films and 3 shorts programs, the AFFD offers much to film fans over the seven days of its festival. But AFFD is offering more to audiences this year, both before the fest week begins, and during its run.
Thursday, July 15: a co-presented screening of ISLAND ETUDE at the Dallas Museum of Art, as part of DMA’s COASTLINES: IMAGES OF LAND AND SEA Summer Movie Series (www.dma.org). 7:30pm, visit DMA website for ticket information.
Friday and Saturday, July 16-17: two co-presented screenings of HAUSU at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre, as part of Landmark’s Midnight Madness movie series (www.landmarktheatres.com). Midnights, visit Landmark website for ticket information.
Thursday, July 22: AFFD Kickoff Party at LaGrange in Deep Ellum (www.lagrangedallas.com). VIP entry at 8pm, Public entry at 9pm. Free to the public.
Friday, July 23: AFFD Opening Night Happy Hour / Reception at Social House in West Village (www.thesocialhousedallas.com). 6-7pm. Free to the public.
Saturday, July 24: AFFD Midnight Karaoke at the Magnolia Theater Bar, hosted by RedCarpetCrash.com (www.redcarpetcrash.com). Midnight. Free to the public.
Monday, July 26: MAO’S LAST DANCER screening at the Magnolia Theatre, with special guests Charles Foster and Ben Stevenson in attendance to discuss their real-life experience as portrayed in the film. 6:30pm, visit www.affd.org for ticket information.
Tuesday, July 27: 2010 AFFD Juried Award Winners announced at The Fish in West Village (www.fishhouston.com/dallas.asp). Initial presentations of the Panasonic Avionics Award for Excellence in Asian Film. 5-7pm. Free to the public.
Wednesday, July 28: 9500 LIBERTY screening at the Angelika Dallas, with director Eric Byler and community leaders in attendance to discuss the making of the film, and the impact of the immigration debate in the Dallas community. 7:30pm, visit www.affd.org for ticket information.
Thursday, July 29: THE PEOPLE I’VE SLEPT WITH Closing Night screening at the Angelika Dallas, with director Quentin Lee in attendance, followed by the Closing Night Party at Deux Nightclub at Mockingbird Station. Film at 7:30pm, visit www.affd.org for ticket information. Party at 10pm, Free to VIPs and ticketholders, cover charge for public.
TICKETS AND VIP PASSES
Special Event Ticket Price (Opening Night, Centerpiece Film, and Closing Night films): $12.50
Regular Ticket Price: $10 at box office, $9 online
Students and Seniors: $7 at box office only
Day Pass: $15 for any 3 weekday films before 5pm on July 26-29, online only.
Group rates available. Please contact [email protected] for group ticketing.
The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.