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BAAFF is back for an bonus mini-series. Join us December 1-9 to experience compelling documentaries while supporting the local Asian American community–especially our network in Lowell!
In honor of ArtsEmerson’s production of Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia – DEC 19 – 20, this December series will feature a mini-retrospective of the internationally renowned filmmaker Rithy Panh in both Boston and Lowell. We will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ankor Dance Troupe with a screening of the The Monkey Dance with a special follow up piece on where the dancers are now.
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers the Asian American community through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. Our film selections highlight both historic and contemporary stories in an effort to deepen understanding and appreciation of Asian American experiences.
Community is built upon the contributions of those who participate. Our 2017 theme is Liberty & Justice – a showcase of stories about self-empowerment, resiliency, healing, and civic responsibility.
FRI 12/1 (Paramount)
6:30pm Island Soldier Movie Q&A with Producer/Editor Bryan Chang
SAT 12/2 (Paramount)
1:00pm [FREE] Boston Immigration Stories Project Launch
3:30pm The Chinese Exclusion Act (Coming to PBS 2018)
8pm The Monkey Dance, Q&A with Director Julie Mallozzi and Dancers
SUN 12/3 (Paramount)
1:30pm The Apology – Community, Q&A with Director Tiffany Hsiung (via Skype)
*4:30pm The Missing Picture / L’image manquante, preceded by short film CPK WEDDING CEREMONY co-directed by Linda Uch and James Higgins/ Flying Orb Productions
MON 12/4 (FREE/Middlesex Community College, Lowell)
*3pm The Land of the Wandering Souls
THURS 12/7 – Pearl Harbor Day (FREE/Old South Meeting House)
6:30pm – Whos is American? Chinese Exclusion, Japanese Internment, and Today (screening excerpt of Chinese Exclusion Act, reading from Lyric’s Hold These Truths, and discussion with Paul Wantanabe (IAAS/UMASS Boston)
SAT 12/9 (FREE/Lowell High Scool)
*2pm First They Killed My Father, Panel Discussion with Rithy Panh
* = Rithy Panh mini-retrospective