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The 2017 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) starts today

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It runs from June 30 to July 16

It's that time of year again. One of the best film festivals in the city is about to get underway. The New York Asian Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The annual showcase of Asian cinema runs from June 30th to July 16th. Screenings will take place a the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, with the final weekend screenings held at the SVA Theater.

Alec Kubas-Meyer and I will be checking out some films at the festival. Keep an eye open for our reviews.

Below is a trailer for this year's NYAFF, as well as the current screening schedule. For tickets and more information about NYAFF 2017, visit subwaycinema.com.

WALTER READE THEATER

FRIDAY, JUNE 30

7:00 PM – Bad Genius

Q&A with director Nattawut “Baz” Poonpiriya, and lead actors Chutimon “Aokbab” Chuengcharoensukying & Chanon Santinatornkul Ms. Chutimon “Aokbab” Chuengcharoensukying will receive the NYAFF 2017 Screen International Rising Star Award

Follow by:
Opening Night Party – Experience our first Night Market. Ticket holders to Bad Genius invited!

SATURDAY, JULY 1

12:45pm – Saving Sally

3pm – A Single Rider

5pm – The Gangster’s Daughter
With director Chen Mei-juin in attendance

7:30pm – Extraordinary Mission
Mr. Duan Yihong will receive the NYAFF 2017 Star Asia Award

10pm – Battle of Memories

SUNDAY, JULY 2

12:30pm – Eternal Summer

2:45pm – The Village of No Return

5:15pm – Japanese Girls Never Die

7:30pm – Mon Mon Mon Monsters

10pm – Blood of Youth
With director Yang Shupeng in attendance

MONDAY, JULY 3

12:30pm – Double Life

3pm – “Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman Madame B, histoire d’une nord-coreenne”

4:45pm – The Road to Mandalay

7pm – The Truth Beneath

9:15pm – Survival Family

TUESDAY, JULY 4

12:30pm – Fantasy of the Girls

2:45pm – Ordinary Person

5:15pm – The Long Excuse

8pm – Wet Woman in the Wind
Q&A with director Akihiko Shiota & actress Yuki Mamiya

10:30pm – Dawn of the Felines

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

6pm – Rage

9pm – The Tooth and the Nail

THURSDAY, JULY 6

6pm – Birdshot
Q&A with director Mikhail Red

8:50pm – Town in a Lake

10:45pm – Kfc

FRIDAY, JULY 7

6pm – Soul Mate

8:30pm(UPDATED) – Election

SATURDAY, JULY 8

12:30pm(UPDATED) – The Taking of Tiger Mountain 3D

3:45pm(UPDATED) – Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back

6pm – Love and Other Cults

8pm – Close-Knit
Q&A with director Naoko Ogigami

SUNDAY, JULY 9

12:30pm – Split

3:10pm – Soul on a String

6pm – Someone to Talk To

8:30pm – Suffering of Ninko

10pm – Destruction Babies

MONDAY, JULY 10

6pm – Traces of Sin
Q&A with director Kei Ishikawa

9pm – Dealer / Healer
Q&A with director Lawrence Lau

TUESDAY, JULY 11

6pm – This is Not What I Expected
Q&A with director Derek Hui

8:45pm – Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno
Q&A with director Jung Yoon-suk & The Bamseom Pirates (producer Park Junggeun, bassist Jang Sunggun, drummer Kwon Yongman)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

6:20pm(UPDATED) – A Quiet Dream
Q&A with director Zhang Lu & actress Han Ye-ri

9pm(UPDATED)- Mad World
Q&A with director Wong Chun and screenwriter Florence Chan, and actor Eric Tsang, who will receive the NYAFF 2017 Star Hong Kong Lifetime Achievement Award

Preceded by:
7pm Hong Kong Economic & Trade (HKETO) Reception – By invitation only.

THURSDAY, JULY 13

6:30pm – Jane
Q&A with director Cho Hyun-hoon, actors Lee Min-ji & Gu Gyo-hwan

9pm – Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned
With actor Gang Dong-won in attendance
Mr. Gang Dong-won will receive the Star Asia Award

Preceded by:
7pm Korean Cultural Center(KCC) Reception – Ticket holders to Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned invited!

SVA THEATRE

FRIDAY, JULY 14

6pm – The Mole Song – Hong Kong Capricio

8:30pm – Happiness

10:30pm – Aroused by Gymnopedies

SATURDAY, JULY 15

12:30pm – Duckweed

3pm – Fabricated City

5:30pm – Mrs K.

7:45pm – Surprise Screening

10pm – Vampire Cleanup Department

SUNDAY, JULY 16

1pm – Godspeed

3:20pm – With Prisoners

5:30pm – Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight
Q&A with director Alan Lo & actress Carrie Ng

8:30pm – The Villainess
With director Jung Byung-gil
Director Jung Byung-gil will receive the NYAFF 2017 Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema

Follow by:
Closing Night Party – Ticket holders to Villainess invited!

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