Director Ang Lee kicks off fifth Boston Asian American Film Festival

Director Ang Lee attended the fifth Boston Asian American Film Festival. (Image courtesy of Wellesley College.)
李安個人照。(圖片轉載自威爾斯利學院。)

Last weekend marked the fifth annual Boston Asian American Film Festival held at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge. From Oct. 24 to Oct. 27, about 1,000 attendees watched 37 films, including six New England premieres and six made by Boston-area filmmakers. Continue reading

‘Short Waves’ showcases Asian-American short films

Participants at the “Short Waves” screening May 30 included (left to right) Susan Chinsen, Michael Sun, Cynthia Yee, Chien-Chi Huang, Sing-Yiing Chung, Xian Zhang, Hung Nguyen, Henry Ho, Minhae Shim, Mary Ouk, Thary Lim, Allyson Yee and Connie Chan. (Image by Ling-Mei Wong.)
『短波』短片電影節於5月30日放映。參與者有(左至右)Susan Chinsen、Michael Sun、Cynthia Yee、黃千姬、鍾欣穎、張弦、Hung An Nguyen、Henry Ho、Minhae Shim、Mary Ouk、Thary Lim、Allyson Yee及Connie Chan。(圖片由黃靈美提供。)

The third “Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community” screening of short films took place May 30 at the Castle Square Tenants Organization, 464 Tremont Street. A total of 15 films were screened to celebrate Asian American Heritage Month in May.
To watch all submissions from the screening, please visit www.baaff.org. Continue reading

Boston Asian American Film Festival hosts Short Waves project screening May 30

The Boston Asian American Film Festival is host a project called Short Waves, a screening of short films in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. A free screening of the top Short Waves submission will take place May 30 6:30 p.m. at the Castle Square Tenant Organization, 464 Termont St. 2nd floor, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Continue reading

Kung fu master Pui Chan dazzles in documentary

Kung fu master Pui Chan and his daughter Mimi Chan train together in Orlando, Fla.

Most 74-year-olds don’t train kung fu masters for three hours.
But Pui Chan is not your average senior citizen. He stars in “Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer,” a documentary directed by his daughter Mimi, and is the founder of the Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy and Athletic Association. Continue reading

2012 Boston Asian American Film Festival kicks off fourth year

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The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop, will take place from Oct. 25 to 28. Screenings will be at Emerson College’s Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Center, at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge and at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville.

This fourth edition of the festival features more than five Boston/New England premieres, exclusive Q&As with filmmakers and various cosponsored events around Boston. Continue reading