The 2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival will run from Wednesday, November 7, 2012 to Saturday, November 17, 2012 (with a break from Mon, Nov 12th to Thurs, Nov 15th) at the Ibrahim Theater at the International House (3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia) and the Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia). Things get started on launch night with the film No Look Pass, the coming-of-age, American Dream story of Emily ‘Etay’ Tay. The opening night film this year is Shanghai Calling, a romantic comedy about modern-day American immigrants in an unfamiliar land, which stars Daniel Henney and Bill Paxton. The centerpiece film is White Frog, a universal story of the power of family, friendship, and love. The closing night film is Pearls of the Far East, which follows the inner lives and forbidden loves of seven Vietnamese women. Other films of interest include Sunset Stories, I Am a Ghost, Uploaded: The Asian American Movement, and Yes, We’re Open. Also be sure to check out short films like The Potstickers and The Division. You can get tickets here.
2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival