Once again, AALDEF is a community partner of Asian CineVision’s Asian American International Film Festival in New York City, which runs from July 25 to August 3, 2019.
Use our code AALD2019 to get 20% off your tickets to these three films on July 28 to 30:
1. “24 Hour Workday” by Zishun Ning - Sunday, July 28, 4:30 pm at Asia Society New York
Many home attendants–mostly immigrants and women–are forced to work grueling 24-hour shifts taking care of seriously-ill patients, with only half of the pay. These workers come together to demand back pay and split shifts, and unite with patients to mount a challenge against this state-sponsored sweatshop. (“24 Hour Workday” is part of “Shorts: Made in NY,” a collection of short films.)
2. “Bei Bei” by Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz - Monday, July 29, 8:30 pm at Regal Essex Theatre A
This legal and political drama is about Bei Bei Shuai, a Chinese immigrant woman who faces unprecedented criminal charges because she terminates her pregnancy, and the lawyer who represents her. The documentary examines the intersections of reproductive justice, immigration, and the criminal justice system.
3. “The Slanted Screen” by Jeff Adachi - Tuesday, July 30, 6:15 pm at Museum of Chinese in America
“The Slanted Screen” explores the portrayals of Asian men in Hollywood, chronicling the experiences of actors who have had to struggle against ethnic stereotyping and limiting roles. The film presents a critical examination of Hollywood’s image-making machine, through a fascinating parade of 50 film clips spanning a century.”
Support #AAIFF42 and Asian American films by going to the movies this summer!
For more information, contact:
Jennifer Weng, Assistant Director