Lights! Camera! Action!

Posted on 07/18/2013 by | AARP New York | Comments

aaiffAre you a fan of film festivals? If so, then check out this year’s Asian American International Film Festival from July 24, 2013 to August 3, 2013, sponsored by AARP.

AARP members and their friends can save 20% or 25% off tickets. There will be three feature films and one short documentary. You’re also invited to the closing night ceremony and reception where you can mix, mingle and talk movies with fellow AARP members and staff.

We hope that you will come to one of the films and see what AARP has to offer.

Save 20% off tickets for the following films:

aaiff multi picHarana, features guitarist Florante Aguilar who returns to the Philippines after being away for 12 years. He discovers three of the last remaining harana masters: a farmer, a fisherman, and a tricycle driver and tells their story in a way that exemplifies the past and present, the here and there, and the rural and urban.  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue at East 2nd Street New York, NY.  Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at (212) 989-0017; use code: AARP3613.

Honorable Journey charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II. Narrated by George Takei, the film features conflicts of loyalty to tradition, family and country, played out against the backdrop of world war. Also, what’s not to love about Go GrandRiders, a motorcycle club for senior citizens? Seventeen Taiwanese retirees leave their grandchildren behind and embark on 13-day motorcycle tour around Taiwan.  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:00 pm at Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue at East 2nd Street New York, NY. Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at (212) 989-0017; use code: AARP3613.

Touch of the Light, tells the life story of Huang Yu-Siang, a blind piano prodigy from rural Taiwan and his relationship with Xiao Jie, a young woman who dreams of becoming a dancer despite enormous challenges.  Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm at The Asia Society 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street New York, NY.   Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at (212) 989-0017; use code: AARP3613.

homelandJoin us on closing night for a screening of Our Homeland, a presentation & award ceremony followed by a reception. AARP members and their friends save 25% off the cost of tickets. Inspired by Korean-Japanese director Yang Yonghi’s true family story, Our Homeland tells the story about a Korean man’s visit to his family in Japan after a long exile in North Korea.  Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm at The Asia Society 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street New York, NY.   Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at (212) 989-0017; use code: AARP13613.

 

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The images & film descriptions are provided by AAIFF, courtesy of all filmmakers.