boston asian american film festival, october 18-26

The busy film festival season rolls on... This one's for you, Boston friends. I recently learned that the Boston Asian American Film Festival kicks off this Saturday, October 18, and runs through the 26. Nine screening events over nine days, presented by the Boston Asian American Resource Workshop.

They've loaded up their schedule with lots of really wonderful films. Things get started this Saturday with the Opening Night screening of Benson Lee's hit documentary Planet B-Boy, which I've raved about here repeatedly. The screening will be followed by a VIP Afterparty, complete with a "gift bag." Oooh.

Other features at BAAFF include Arthur Dong's excellent documentary Hollywood Chinese, Amyn Kaderali's romantic comedy Kissing Cousins, Tony Lam and Curtis Chin's Vincent Chin documentary Vincent Who?, Michael Kang's Korean American gangster drama West 32nd, and Ron Morales' award-winning coming-of-age story Santa Mesa. And don't miss the kickass shorts programs either.

The Boston Asian American Film Festival runs October 18-26 at various venues throughout Boston. I know I've got a lot of readers in Boston, so make sure you check out a film and support Asian American cinema. For more information about schedules and tickets, visit the festival website here.

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