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Shared Stories POC FIlm Series & Lunar New Year!
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SHARED STORIES POC FILM SERIES 
& Happy Lunar New Year!
Join the conversation at SHARED STORIES, a POC film series, a collaboration involving BAAFF, BLIFF and Roxbury International Film Festival. See the announcement below with details of the first screening on February 14th!

And, HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! Attend FREE events around the Boston area to celebrate the Year of the Rat!

Announcing ArtsEmerson's
Shared Stories: A POC Film Series
BAAFF in collaboration with

This spring, ArtsEmerson launching SHARED STORIES: A POC Film Series. The monthly series is a collaboration between BAAFF, Boston Latino International Film Festival, and Roxbury International Film Festival, seeking to build build community, conversation and shared experiences through the power of cinema. This pilot series hopes to create a shared space, to find commonality across experiences, and to encourage the exchange of stories and ideas.
FRIDAY, FEB 14
with an Encore Matinee Screening SATURDAY, FEB 15
LOVE BOAT TAIWAN with FILMMAKER VALERIE SOE
February, we're screening LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN, a documentary by Valerie Soe. The film retraces the history of a government-sponsored program meant to send Taiwanese Americans to Taiwan to celebrate their roots and immerse themselves in Taiwanese culture. With interviews from those who went on the trip during their college years, they reminisce about the antics and lessons learned from the once-in-a-lifetime trip. 

The film will be preceded by "Pozole," a short dark comedy about what it means to be Mexican American and vegetarian, and "Kwabena," an awe-inspiring short documentary about a family secret that uncovers a life-changing surprise.

The February event will be held at the Bright Family Screening Room, first on Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. with a post-show conversation featuring Love Boat director Valerie Soe, and an encore presentation on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.
Get Tickets Here!

Happy Lunar New Year!

From all of us at BAAFF, Happy Lunar New Year! We hope you have a fun and safe Lunar New Year celebration with your friends and family!

This weekend, celebrate the Year of the Rat in Quincy and Boston's Chinatown.
Live near Quincy? Go to QARI's Lunar New Year Festival this Sunday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Quincy High School!

The event is FREE with food, cultural performances, arts & crafts, prizes and giveaways, and even a Super Smash Bros. Tournament!

Click the link below for more details!
QARI Lunar New Year
Closer to Boston's Chinatown? BCNC's Pao Arts Center is also hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration with a lion dance parade, the largest in New England! Their family-friendly activities run on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Register for FREE at the link below!
Chinatown Lunar New Year
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