New York Asian Film Festival 2013
- $13 General Public
- $9 Student & Senior
- $8 Member
We’re back with the 12th edition of North America’s leading festival of popular Asian Cinema! This year we have a special focus on the Philippines with Manila Chronicles: The New Filipino Cinema and a lineup of Taiwanese “Black Movies,” the rambunctious early-80’s exploitation flicks that used to fill Taipei grindhouses with Taiwan Pulp! We’re also spotlighting audience favorite, actor Ryoo Seung-Beom, and giving special focus shout-outs to two of the festival’s oldest friends, Well Go USA (the champion of Asian film among U.S. distributors) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York on the occasion of their 30th birthday. Co-presented with Subway Cinema.
Centerpiece Presentation! International Premiere! Director Jang Cheol-Soo in person for Q&A!
Three North Korean sleeper agents hiding in the South are slated for termination in this wild action-comedy based on the popular webtoon series "Covertness." Note: Grayed out screenings are currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. Available tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis.Read more »
Thursday, July 117:40pm
North American Premiere! Director Lee Won-suk in person for Q&A on July 7!
Half romcom, half satire of the Korean film industry, this wacky and charming tale follows an overworked woman's attempt to improve her relationship with men using a self-help video. Preceded by One Perfect Day (Kim Jee-woon, 34m).Read more »
Sunday, July 074:15pm
Thursday, July 112:00pm
North American Premiere!
This film festival fave follows a kid lost in the correctional system and the mom who ditched him, both looking for a new life. On July 11, screens with: Day Trip (Park Chan-Wook, Park Chan-Kyung 18m).Read more »
Friday, July 0511:15am
Thursday, July 115:00pm
U.S. Premiere! Director E J-Yong in person for Q&A!
Meta to the max. Korea’s best actors play themselves (and other actors) in this send-up of carnivorous celebrity culture. Preceded by Jury (Kim Dong-Ho, 24m).Read more »
Friday, June 285:15pm
Sunday, June 3012:00pm
Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan in person for conversation!
Join NYAFF for a 40th anniversary screening of Bruce Lee’s legendary martial arts crossover hit, preceded by a conversation on the relationship between Kung Fu movies and early Hip Hop.Read more »
Sunday, June 308:15pm
New York Premiere! Director Jung Ji-Woo and star Kim Go-Eun in person for Q&A!
A scandalicious hit about the romance between a 17-year old girl and a 70-year-old man, A Muse earned its lead actress six awards for her performance.Read more »
Saturday, June 295:35pm
North American Premiere! Director Herman Yau and screenwriter Erica Li in person for Q&A!
A slyly subversive send-up of current craze for Ip Man movies, Herman Yau’s action flick is also a myth-busting celebration of Hong Kong’s working class riots and strikes of the 1960s.Read more »
Sunday, June 305:30pm
Director Herman Yau in person for Q&A!
This stripped down Ip Man movie features Hong Kong’s best martial artists—Bruce Leung, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, and Ip Man’s son, Ip Chun—and will leave you bruised, battered, and begging for more.Read more »
Saturday, June 2912:00pm
Opening Night! World Premiere!
In this three-part horror omnibus based on Lilian Lee’s best-selling novel series, a young girl pays a veteran hitter to curse four villains, leading to gruesome deaths and the revelation of a chilling secret.Read more »
Friday, June 288:00pm
Director Yan Yan Mak and members of Grasshopper and Softhard in person for Q&A at Gala Presentation on July 2 (special ticket price: $15). Director in person for Q&A at July 3 screening.
A surprisingly personal and revealing documentary about the concert battle between the legendary Cantopop band Grasshopper and hip hop duo Softhard.Read more »
Tuesday, July 025:45pm
Wednesday, July 0311:30am
New York Premiere!
Hong Kong’s master filmmaker Johnnie To has crafted a hardcore, boundary-pushing police thriller that’s the most savagely subversive film ever made in mainland China. Note: Grayed out screenings are currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. Available tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis.Read more »
Friday, July 056:45pm
Director Tsai Yang-Ming in person for Q&A!
This true crime thriller and surprise box office hit kicked off Taiwan’s “Black Movie” wave of exploitation outrageousness, which saw 117 hard-hitting flicks hit screens between 1979 and 1983.Read more »
Saturday, July 066:30pm
Director Hou Chi-Jan in person for Q&A!
A long lost era of filmmaking was preserved and rediscovered by this documentary, the result of a labor of love that began when the director found a stack of discarded VHS tapes in the Taiwan Film Archive.Read more »
Saturday, July 0612:00pm
Director Tsai Yang-Ming in person for Q&A!
Another of Taiwan’s mondo revenge movies from the early 80s, this brutal exploitation shocker features a gentle woman who turns into a bloodthirsty killer, bent on revenge against those who wronged her.Read more »
Saturday, July 062:00pm
Director Andrew Lau in person for Q&A!
A special July 4 screening of the first two movies in Hong Kong’s landmark hit crime series—shot-on-the-run flicks that captured lightning in a bottle and became cultural sensations.Read more »
Thursday, July 0412:00pm
North American Premiere! Co-director Aozaru Shiao in person for Q&A at July 5 screening!
This light and frothy romantic comedy is set in the fabulous world of the 60s Taiwanese movie industry. Special appearance: Godzilla!Read more »
Friday, July 053:45pm
Monday, July 082:30pm
This key work of the Taiwan Black Movies, based on a banned novel written after the end of the Cultural Revolution in China, is a crime mystery/female revenge film that serves as a showcase for the iconic leading lady Liu Hsiao-Fen (also starring in The Lady Avenger).Read more »
Monday, July 0812:30pm
New York Premiere! Director Hou Chi-jan in person for Q&A on July 6!
A high-octane, super-stylized, live-action cartoon of a romantic comedy about a guy looking for his lost love in Taipei’s cram school district.Read more »