We are happy to partner with the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in presenting three films: Spa Night, LGBTQ Shorts, and Front Cover. AAIFF is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians & Asian Americans.
NQAPIA supporters receive a 25% discounted rate for any film showing at AAIFF (excluding the Opening Spa Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Front Cover).
Select your tickets at http://aaiff.org/2016/schedule, and after you have added them to your Shopping Cart, enter the promo code NQAPIAaaiff16.
About the Sponsored Films
Opening Film: Spa Night
+ VIP Pre-Reception & Gala Celebration
6:00pm, Thurs., July 21 | Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021
Korean-American filmmaker Andrew Ahn’s debut feature film focuses on a young Korean-American man who tries to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles. SPA NIGHT premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
LGBTQ Shorts + Q&A
1:00pm, Sun., July 24 | Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
This short film program explores the many ways that the LGBTQ and Asian American communities intersect. Some highlights include a lesbian Chinese daughter arguing with her mother about legalizing gay marriage in Ballot and a transgender, adopted activist returning to her native Korea in Coming Full Circle. NQAPIA’s own Janani (pictured in yellow) is in Gaysians, a patchwork documentary that explores relationships with family and culture.
Closing Film: Front Cover
+ Awards Ceremony & Reception
8:00pm, Sat., July 30 | Museum of Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, New York, NY, 11106
Hong Kong filmmaker Ray Yeung’s new film tells the story of a gay Chinese American who detests his Asian heritage and through talent and hard work, has attained his dream job as a celebrity fashion stylist. He soon comes into contact with a closeted actor from Beijing, and their working relationship soon becomes strained by their egos and differing opinions. But a mutual attraction begins to develop, and the stage is set for difficult choices between coming out and bowing to media pressure.