NYAFF Midnight Movie: Miami Connection


[For the month of July, we will be covering the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF coverage, head over here. For Japan Cuts, here.]

In addition to Dead Bite on Friday, there will be another NYAFF cult movie screening on Saturday: Miami Connection (1987). You may remember last month that we reported on Miami Connection‘s re-release through Drafthouse Films.

Miami Connection starts at 11:15 PM instead of midnight, however, because the star/co-director, Grandmaster Y.K. Kim, will be there in person. Prior to the film, Grandmaster Kim will deliver a motivational speech and taekwondo demonstration!

Miami Connection is truly the Citizen Kane of “Taekwondo new wave band vs. occasional biker ninjas in Florida” movies. It’s a kitsch classic. Look out for our interview with Grandmaster Y.K. Kim next week.

[Miami Connection will be screening at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater Saturday, July 7th at 11:15 PM]

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.