February 17, 2009
The Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs presents a screening of the powerful documentary Vincent Who? with remarks by producer Curtis Chin followed by a civil rights panel discussion.
In 1982, Vincent Chin, a Chinese American was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments. For the first time, Asian Americans around the country galvanized to form a real community movement.
This documentary, inspired by a series of town halls organized by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress on the 25th anniversary of the case, features interviews with the key players at the time, as well as a whole new generation of activists.
Friday, February 27, 2009
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Conversation Hall (2nd Fl)
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To donate money for this event, visit VincentChin.net.
December 20, 2008
Thanks for all your support in helping us launch the 1st Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO. Check back soon for details about next year’s events.
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December 1, 2008
The Greater Philadelphia Film Office, in partnership with
October 15, 2008
The 1st Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO is in the books and was a great success. Special thanks to all of our volunteer staff for giving up much of your time over the past year to make this happen, the Asian Arts Initiative for partnering with us and providing the venue, staff and support. Much appreciation to all the audience members for coming out and supporting Asian American films in Philadelphia.
We also want to thank all of our sponsors:
Congratulations to our award winning films!
Best Short Film: Magritte Moment
Honorable Mention Short Film: A Green Mountain in the Drawer
The Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers plan to do year long screenings of notable Asian American films. Please check our website periodically for updates.
October 12, 2008
Our Closing Night Film is the hilarious romantic comedy “Kissing Cousins” about a “relationship termination specialist” starring Samrat Chakrabarti (who’s scheduled to attend for Q & A), Rebecca Hazlewood (from the UK hit series “Dog Eat Dog”), Zack Ward (”Transformers”), PJ Byrne (”Evan Almighty”), Gerry Bednob (”40 Year Old Virgin”), Jaleel White (aka “Urkel”!!), and the one and only David Alan Grier along with several more very funny and talented actors.
Preceded by the short film “Loneliness of the Short Order Cook”.
Director: Amyn Kaderali
Cast: Samrat Chakrabarti, Rebecca Hazlewood, Jaleel White & David Alan Greer
Sun. 10.12| 6:00P | Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street)
General Admission $8 | Student Price $6
Free After Party also at the Asian Arts Initiative from 8:15-10:15pm. Beer, Wine and Desserts will be served.
Artists scheduled to appear include: