Sandy Huang is Wokai's NYC Chapter President
Exciting things are happening in New York, including the kickoff of the New York Asian Film Festival! Launched in 2002, Subway Cinema's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is America's leading and most influential showcase for popular Asian cinema. Each year, the Festival selects over 40 feature films, considering only the best, the strangest, and the most entertaining of the recent titles.
To date, the Festival presented over 170 films from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, including the works of Park Chan-wook, Patrick Tam, Takashi Miike, Andrew Lau, Feng Xiaogang, Kim Jee-woon, Lee Myung-se, Suzuki Seijun, Johnnie To, Sion Sono, Shinya Tsukamoto, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kim Ki-duk, Ryu Seung-wan, Xiao Jiang, Shunji Iwai, and many others.
The NY chapter of Wokai is very excited to be attending one of the screenings this year, and we're looking forward to seeing some of our Wokai fans at the festival as well! Check out the schedule here - the festival started on Friday, 6/19 and lasts until 7/5. Given how nasty the weather's been here, why not spend a night enjoying great films from our favorite part of the world? :)