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25th Asian American International Film Festival, July 19-27, 2002, at The Asia Society.

Asian CineVision in association with the Asia Society is proud to present the 25th Asian American Int'l Film Festival (AAIFF), July 19-27, 2002. This year the Festival will be held at the newly renovated Asia Society and Museum.. Over 125 films and videos from all over the world will be screened, in addition to panels, workshops, master classes, screenplay reading, and more. Here are some highlights:

Opening Night Film 7/19 - 6:30pm
Philippine Muslim drama, Bagong Buwan (New Moon) starring Cesar Montano followed by Gala Reception with dir. Marilou Diaz-Abaya (summer formal attire)

Closing Night Film 7/27 - 9:30pm
Maya, provocative and compelling Indian coming-of-age story
India, 2001. 108min, narrative followed by Closing Night Party (location TBD)

Desinema Night (South Asian Cinema Showcase) 7/21, 5:30pm
Bollywood Bound, 4 Indian-Canadians try to make it in Bollywood Canada, 2001, 87 min, documentary

7/21, 7:00pm
Leela, Indian woman's search for independence in a foreign land India/USA, 2002, 100min, narrative

Rewind: Retrospective of Asian American Cinema 7/21, 12:30pm
A Song of Ceylon, a visual study of colonialism, gender and the body
Australia, 1985, 51min, narrative &
Reassemblage, Trinh T. Minh-ha's first film
Senegal/USA, 1982, 40min, experimental

North Korean Drama Debut at AAIFF 7/27, 2:30pm
Soul's Protest, a tragic story of the Koreans aboard the Ukishima-maru, the North Korean "Titanic", at the end of WWII
North Korea, 2000, 100min, narrative

Curated Program by Roger Garcia 7/21, 5pm
Visions of the Asian Diaspora, sampling of works by hyphenated Asians from Australia to Germany. Includes
SOFA, THE DROP , SWEET & SOUR, DESIRE, SKIN DEEP, DIM SUM, and A TRUE STORY ABOUT LOVE.

Retrospective of Asian American Cinema 7/27, 7pm
Who Killed Vincent Chin? the crusade for social justice and the realities of a failing judicial system
USA, 1988, 82min, documentary

Special Event 7/24, 7:30pm
A Conversation with Marilou Diaz-Abaya and Jessica Hagedorn

SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY MARTIN SCORSESE, JESSICA HAGEDORN AND DAVID HENRY HWANG.

A more complete listings of films, videos, workshops, panels other events can be found on our website at www.asiancinevision.org/ff2002.

Asian CineVision, Inc. (ACV) is a not-for-profit national media arts center dedicated to the development of Asian American film and video arts. Founded in 1976, Asian CineVision's year-round activities include major exhibitions in film and video, media production service, publications and training workshops.