aaiff'10 hosts free community screenings in new york city

New York! Just want to remind you that the 2010 Asian American International Film Festival is coming, and it's going to be good. Things kick off this Thursday, July 15 and run through July 24. Check out the schedule get your tickets now here.

But wait! I know some of you might be on a budget... in that case, AAIFF'10 presents free community screenings at the Maysles Institute in Harlem and the Flushing Library in Queens from July 22-24.

The Maysles Institute in Harlem will screen Academy award winning director Freida Lee Mock's latest documentary Lt. Watada on July 22. The film follows the journey of Lieutenant Ehren Watada, the first commissioned military officer to speak publicly on his refusal for deployment and to challenge the Presidential war policy in Iraq.

Eight screenings will take place in the Flushing Library over the course of two days. On July 23, Stephanie Wang-Breal's documentary Wo Ai Ni Mommy and Leena Pendharkar's Raspberry Magic will be screened alongside two shorts programs Oh Family Where Art Thou? and It's a Little Bit Funny....

On July 24, Ian McCrudden's The Things We Carry and Gerry Balasta's The Mountain Thief will screen in addition to short programs Untold Stories and Eye on Taiwan. Lots of cool stuff to discover and watch! And it's all free.

The 33rd Asian American International Film Festival includes 23 features and 71 short films showcasing the latest works from Asian and Asian American cinema. The festival runs July 15-24 at various venues in New York City. For more information, go to the AAIFF'10 website here.

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