The 2012 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) announced the lineup for the films showing July 25 – August 5, 2012 with screenings at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas, Asia Society and Museum, and The Museum of Chinese in America. In addition to the Opening, Closing and Centerpiece Presentations – SHANGHAI CALLING, KNOTS, and SUPERCAPITALIST, they revealed its full lineup with more than half of the Festival selections made or co-produced in the US. Many are first time directors, including actress turned director Lily Mariye’s MODEL MINORITY, telling the story of an underprivileged teenage girl surviving the treacherous world of peer pressure, drug dealers and dysfunctional families in L.A. There are also a number of returning filmmakers, including H.P. Mendoza’s horror film I AM A GHOST, about a girl trapped in a repetitive routine in Victorian times. And Rich Wong’s raunchy new film YES, WE’RE OPEN, a sharp-witted comedy about a modern couple testing their boundaries of love, sex and honesty.
Other films of note include:
Pearls of the Far East
Seeking Asian Female
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2012 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) Trailer