philadelphia asian american film festival: official lineup

Philadelphia! This one's for you. The second annual Philadelphia Asian Amerian Film Festival, happening October 9-11, has announced its official lineup of films, and it's looking pretty good. Here's the full rundown:

Opening Night FilmChildren of Invention Tze Chun
Centerpiece PresentationFormosa Betrayed Will Tiao
Closing Night FilmStory of Wine Cheol-ha Lee

Karma Calling Sarba Das
Second Moon Masahiro Sugano
Why Am I Doing This? Tom Huang

Operation Babylift Tammy Nguyen Lee
A Song For Ourselves Tadashi Nakamura
Sounds of New Hope Eric Tandoc
A Village Called Versailles S. Leo Chiang
Whatever It Takes Christopher Wong

Blood Colony Jacob Holcomb
Boba and Melon Gum Alice Park
Cotabato City Karen Lin
Evolution Kenji Lui
Fine Threads Adele Pham
Fortune Cooking Jason Karman
Half Kenneth Ken Ochiai
The Humberville Poetry Slam Emily Chang
I Don't Sleep I Dream J.P. Chan
Imprint Tim Hsieh
In Search of Colors Will Kim
Interpretation Lin Oeding
Let Old Ghosts Rest Gregory Cooke
The Letter Kris Mendoza
Lui Lui in America Vera Wing Lui
Manoj Hari Kondabolu
Memory Block Hari Alluri
Motoo Bao Nguyen & Adele Pham
Mr. Cupcakes Angela Chen
Pho Dac Biet Christina Tran
Plan B Kaidy Kuna
Seen Unseen Sara Suleman
Subconscious Jason Chen
Survivors Soham Mehta
Tatang Jean "Nico" Paolo
The Veiled Commodity Vinh Dickson
Wake Up Dawen Wang

PAAFF is only in its second year, but they've put together a really solid program. That's a nice mix of features narratives, documentaries and shorts. I've seen a lot of these films, and they represent some of the most interesting work going on right now in Asian American cinema. For the full schedule and ticketing, check back soon at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival website here.

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