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NYAFF 2019 Is Still Too Young to Die

NYAFF 2019

The New York Asian Film Festival (turning adult age 18 this year) takes place in NYC from June 28 through July 11 at Film at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, and July 11-14 at SVA Theatre. NYAFF brings to the U.S. a film survey of the best of East Asia’s breadth of cultures. Their film industries in the global market are vibrant and growing in 2019: China ranks as No. 2; Japan as No. 4; and South Korea as No. 7. Films will be organized by regions along these tracks: Hong Kong Panorama, Mainland China, New Cinema from Japan, South Korean Cinema, Taiwan, and Southeast Asian Vanguard.

 

The Rising Star Asia Award

 

 NYAFF opened on June 28 with Samurai Marathon, a  jidaigeki or period piece set in the 1850s during the arrival of the U.S. Commodore Perry in feudal Japan. The film was scored by Philip Glass. Q&A with Director Bernard Rose followed the film screening, along with The Rising Star Asia Award presentation for Komatsu Nana, and the annual Night Market reception.

 

NYAFF film, Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels

 

 Also on opening weekend at Alice Tully Hall, NYAFF presented a very special screening with a live score accompaniment of Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels by director Kim Tae-yong. With the full orchestra from the National Gugak Center of traditional performing arts, classical Korean instruments played alongside the film melding fantasy, Korean folklore and the netherworld of guardian angels. Composer Bang Jun-seok was in attendance.

 NYAFF Han Dan Q&A

 On Sunday night, June 30, while the rest of NYC was celebrating Pride month, Walter Reade Theater was hosting a packed audience who came out for the Taiwanese film, Han Dan. Director Huang Chao Liang and actor George Hu (both, center front in photo) in a Q&A discussed the Taiwanese firecracker ritual of the god, Han Dan, and the tragic story of two young men caught in a cycle of revenge and atonement.

Fight choreographer Grandmaster Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and Kill Bill) will be honored tonight at NYAFF 2019 on July 1 with the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award. Classic kung-fu films will be screened at the festival in tribute to him. He will give a free masterclass on July 2nd to the public. (Register on filmlinc.org.)

 The Centerpiece is the North American premiere of The Fable, directed by Kan Eguchi, who will attend the festival. The Closing Night will be announced later in the festival.  On July 13 at SVA, the Secret Screening is a Hong Kong classic given a live-music treatment by the hip-hop collective Shaolin Jazz.

The festival continues on through until Sunday, July 14th. The schedule copied below is on sale at https://www.nyaff.org/nyaff19/schedule.

 

 

MONDAY JULY 1


The Scoundrels

6:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Master Z: IP Man Legacy

8:15pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Master Yuen Woo-ping will receive the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award and will participate in an Introduction and Q&A

 

TUESDAY JULY 2


The Fable

6:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Director Eguchi Kan in attendance (Introduction & Q&A)

HBO Talk: Masterclass with Yuen Woo-ping

7:30pm

Elinor Bunin Munroe Amphitheater

 

Miracle Fighters

9:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Tribute to Master Yuen Woo-ping (with Master Yuen in attendance)

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 3


The Terror: Infamy

6:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

If You Are Happy

7:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Iron Monkey

10:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

 

THURSDAY JULY 4


It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Show

12:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Dare To Stop Us

3:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Missbehavior

5:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Savage

7:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Walk With Me

10:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

 

FRIDAY JULY 5


The Rib

1:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Winter After Winter

3:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

See You Tomorrow

5:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Fatal Raid

8:15pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

 

SATURDAY JULY 6


Sub-Zero Wind

1:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Move The Grave

4:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Money

6:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Director Park Noo-ri and actor Ryu Jun-yeol in attendance (Introduction and Q&A) Actor Ryu Jun-yeol will receive the Screen International Rising Star Asia Award

Dark Figure Of Crime

9:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

 

SUNDAY JULY 7


White Snake

1:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Signal Rock

3:45pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

Song Lang

6:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Director Leon Le in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

Ma

9:15pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Director Kenneth Lim Dagatan in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

 

MONDAY JULY 8


Jam

6:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Director Sabu in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

Mr. Long

9:15pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Director Sabu in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

 

TUESDAY JULY 9


G Affairs

6:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Director Lee Cheuk-pan, actress Hanna Chan, actor Kyle Li in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale

9:15pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 10


Lying To Mom

6:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Director Nojiri Katsumi in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

Push And Shove

9:15pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Director Wu Nan in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

 

THURSDAY JULY 11


A First Farewell

6:00pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

 

5 Million Dollar Life

6:30pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

Director Moon Sung-ho in attendance (Intro and Q&A)

Another Child

8:30pm

Walter Reade Theater, Film at Lincoln Center

Director Kim Yoon-seok in attendance (Intro and Q&A)

Furie

9:30pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

Actress Veronica Ngo in attendance; Veronica Ngo will receive the Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema

 

FRIDAY JULY 12


The Crossing

6:00pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

Producer Cary Cheng in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

Uncle and House

8:45pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

 

 

SATURDAY JULY 13


212 Warrior

12:30pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

 

Maggie

3:00pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

Director Yi Ok-seop and actor Koo Kyo-hwan in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

Someone In The Clouds

5:30pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

Directors Mitch Lin and Gary Tseng in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

Surprise HK Screening (Ft. Shaolin Jazz)

8:00pm

Silas Theatre, SVA Theatre

Shaolin Jazz will perform the live soundtrack!

Zombiepura

10:15pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

Director Jacen Tan in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

 

SUNDAY JULY 14


Fly Me To The Saitama

1:00pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

 

The Pool

3:15pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

 

Still Human

6:00pm

Beatrice Theatre, SVA Theatre

Actress Crisel Consunji in attendance (Introduction and Q&A)

Closing Film

9:00pm

Silas Theatre, SVA Theatre

 

 

 

To learn more and buy tickets: https://www.nyaff.org/nyaff19/schedule

 

18th New York Asian Film Festival
Jun 28 - Jul 14, 2019

 

Film at Lincoln Center

165 West 65th Street

 

SVA Theatre

333 West 23rd Street

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