michael kang's west 32nd premieres at tribeca

All right, to all my friends in New York, I have something for you film fans to do this weekend... my buddy Michael Kang's latest film West 32nd is making its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. It's a gritty crime/gangster drama set in New York's Korean underworld, starring John Cho, Jun Kim, Grace Park, Jane Kim and Jun Ho Jeong. View the trailer here. It's gonna be a good-asssss time, so come on out and show your support for Mike and the film. Here's the list screening dates/venues:
Sat, Apr 28, 7:30pm $18
AMC 34th Street Theater 13

Sun, Apr 29, 10:00pm $18
AMC 34th Street Theater 14

Tue, May 1, 6:00pm $18
AMC Kips Bay Theater 15

Thu, May 3, 3:30pm $14
AMC Village VII Theater 1

Fri, May 4, 8:30pm $18
Regal Cinemas Theater 10
Tickets are going fast, so get yours today. Actually, at the moment, online tickets are only available for next week's Thursday show. However, I'm told that even if it looks sold out, you can still buy tickets on the day of the screening. The festival releases tickets in waves, and there are usually plenty of tickets at the door due to no-shows and a chunk of seats the festival reserves for various reasons. So go check it out! And tell them you heard about it here.

Some other noteworthy Asian/Asian American(-related) features screening Tribeca this year include The Air I Breathe, directed by Jieho Lee; A Dirty Carnival, directed by Ha Yoo; Nanking, directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman; Palo Alto, directed by Brad Leong; Planet B-Boy, directed by Benson Lee; and Still Life, directed by Jia Zhang-Ke ...oh yeah, and Rise: Blood Hunter, starring Lucy Liu as a vampire or something, and Watching the Detectives, also starring Lucy Liu. Surely, either of these films will be better than Code Name: The Cleaner.

In the festival's shorts programs, check out Chinese Dumplings, directed by Michelle Hung; Clear Cut, Simple, directed by Vineet Dewan; Going Home, directed by Hung Nguyen; Illegal, directed by Andrew Oh; Miss Chinatown, U.S.A., directed by Kathy Huang; Nagpapanggap, directed by Debbie Formoso; Red Shoes, directed by Li-Anne Huang; and Someone Else's War, directed by Lee Wang. I've seen all of these short films, and they're all quite good. All right? That's a lot of movies.

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