May 1, 2012
If you have ever been around small children, you know that they have a very uncensored view of things. They are wide-eyed, open, curious and completely unjaded by life. For the most part, they have not yet been exposed to the harsh realities of racism, sexism and discrimination.
In East of Main Street: Small Talk, 37 Asian American kids from diverse backgrounds and ranging in age from 4-12 give their opinions on a variety of topics – their heritage and what it means to be Asian American, what sets them apart from other kids and what makes them the same, how they relate to their families and their grandparents, the languages they speak, favorite foods, customs, and their hopes and dreams for the future. The piece is filled with humor, sweetness and poignancy, and helps highlight just how insightful and intelligent children really are.
HBO® celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with this endearing special about what it’s like to be Asian American.
October 2, 2008
The 1st Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Presented by HBO will take place Thursday, October 9th to Sunday, October 12th.
Our Opening Night Film (Thursday, Oct. 9th 7-9pm) “Far North” starring Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Michelle Krusiec (Saving Face) & Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings) will premiere at the Bridge: Cinema de Lux (40th & Walnut St). (Validated parking available for $3 across the street)
A free reception will immediately follow for ticket holders at the Carriage House (3907 Spruce Street) on University of Pennsylvania campus, a short 2 block walk from the theater.
The Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) will be hosting all the remaining screenings and events from Friday, October 10th to Sunday, October 12th at their new building on 1219 Vine Street, just outside Chinatown.
The Saturday After Party which starts at 11pm will be held at:
101 N 11th St (11th & Arch St)
Philadelphia, PA 19107
FOR FILM SCHEDULE AND TO ORDER ONLINE TICKETS
(Tickets can be bought online or at venue)
Special thanks to all of our sponsors for helping launch our film festival!
Partner & Host: Asian Arts Initiative
Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Temple University School of Tourism & Hospitality
Philippine Folk Arts Society
Councilman Frank DiCicco
Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
Ground Up Marketing
History Making Productions
Asian American Film Lab