Fri, November 14, 2014 • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM • Texas Union Theater
Free film screening followed by a panel discussion with writer/producer Milton Liu and other guests.
Students (with UT ID) + one guest are invited to the film screening of Awesome Asian Bad Guys, followed by a panel discussion with writer/producer Milton Liu and other guests including filmmakers and UT faculty and students.
Milton Liu is the founding partner of Kulture Machine, the first film production company listed in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of independent Film. Besides producing and writing award-winning short films, he also executive produced the feature film, Fireflies in the Garden, starring Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds. He received the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award for his script John Hughes Ruined My Life and was an ABC/Disney Feature Writing Fellow. He is currently the Director of Programs and Artist Services for visual Communications.
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Sponsored by: Center for Asian American Studies
7th Austin Asian American Film Festival
Thu, November 13-16, 2014 • Marchesa Theater, 6406 N I H 35 # 3100, Austin, TX 78752
IT’S BACK! Austin welcomes back the Austin Asian American Film Festival, November 13th – 16th.
From a Chinatown gang crime thriller to an 8-year-old Bhutan monk faced with technology and the potential happiness it can bring, the 7th Annual Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is ready to bring a whole new world of stories and perspectives to light in one amazing festival lineup. The festival runs over a four-day weekend, November 13–16, 2014 at the Marchesa Theater, 6406 N I H 35 # 3100, Austin, TX 78752.
Headlining the festival is the Southwest Premiere of “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” executive produced by Martin Scorsese, a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller. Opening Night Gala Film “Happiness” is by acclaimed French director Thomas Balmès whose French/Bhutan documentary premiered at Sundance and won the Documentary World Cinema Cinematography Award.
This return of the AAAFF is of particular significance to the Austin film community as the AAAFF had started humbly in 2004 and continued on a string of successes and growth. The last festival took place 2009 and now makes it triumphant return, bringing riveting and touching films in full force. While many “Asian” film festivals focus on international films from Asia, rather than films by and about Asian Americans, the AAAFF features both. It is the only festival of its kind in Austin.
After receiving an unexpectedly large number of submissions, the final lineup of films includes films by Asian American filmmakers as well as films from Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Bhutan, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Myanmar and more. The AAAFF brings the most unique collection of Asian and Asian American films you will get to experience in one long weekend. Most of these films will never show in Austin except at our festival. The diverse lineup features award-winning films that cover a myriad of genres, themes and topics.
Come meet the filmmakers! Come for the networking and mingling! The Marchesa Lounge is open exclusively to festival attendees during all festival hours. Come for the food trucks! Most of all, come for the films!
Click here for the AAAF schedule
Click here for tickets
ABOUT THE AAAFF
The 7th Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) showcases the best in Asian and Asian American Cinema in order to celebrate our communities, entertain and enlighten the public, and support the creative talents of Asian American and Asian artists. www.aaafilmfest.com