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Festival Line Up & Screening this Saturday!

11TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL
   OCTOBER 24-27, 2019   

Join BAAFF on October 24-27 to enjoy a wide range of short films, feature films, documentaries, and panels while supporting your local Asian American Community!
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
6:45pm Lucky Grandma | OPENING NIGHT FILM 
9:45pm Lucky Grandma (Encore Screening)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
6:30pm Seadrift (Preceded by "Justice for Vincent") | CENTERPIECE FILM
9:30pm Shorts: After Dark


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
1pm Rising Together (Free Panel)
3pm
 Shorts: Finding Your Place 

6pm Go Back to China 
9pm Shorts: Queer & Here

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
12pm Shorts: Discovery
3pm Geographies of Kinship 
6pm Yellow Rose | CLOSING NIGHT FILM
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PRE-FESTIVAL SCREENING
Alternative Facts:
The Lies of Executive Order 9066

Saturday, October 12, 3:30PM
The Paramount Center
65 mins | Documentary | Directed by Jon Osaki

ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 is a documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. The film also examines the parallels to the current climate of fear, targeting of immigrant and religious communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.

(Preceded by "Everyone Counts: Looking Forward to the 2020 Census" and "Japantown: A Walk Through Memory")

Followed by Panelist Discussion:
  • Jon Osaki (Director, Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066)
  • Fatema Ahmed, Deputy Director, Muslim Justice League
  • Kevin Lam, Organizing Director, Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW)
  • Moderated by Paul Watanabe, Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies and Professor of Political Science, UMass Boston Institute for Asian American Studies
Co-presented by New England Japanese American Citizens League (NEJACL)
 
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SPECIAL PRESENTATION
THE FAREWELL

Tuesday, October 15, 7:00PM
The Paramount Center
98 mins | Narrative | Directed by Lulu Wang

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. 

Discussion led by Susan Chinsen director of the Boston Asian American Film Festival and Tufts Andreas Klein, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Director, Hematologic Malignancies Program to follow. 

  FREE EVENT   No tickets or RSVP needed. Seating is on a first-come basis and doors open at 6:30.
 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
9-MAN

Sunday, October 20, 4:00PM
Newton City Hall
89 mins | Documentary | Directed by Ursula Liang

This film by Ursula Liang, who grew up in Newton, takes us behind the scenes of 9-man volleyball, a Chinatown street game with connections to Newton, giving us insights into Chinese-American history. 

  FREE EVENT   No tickets or RSVP needed. Seating is on a first come basis.
Celebrate with AARW on Friday, October 18 for a night of community, pan-Asian food, and honoring Asian American community leaders in Greater Boston. 
Buy tickets here and learn more about the event here
EAST COAST PREMIERE - CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND 
October 16 - November 10

  SAVE $10   Use code: CAMBODIAN10
  2 TICKETS FOR $40   Use code: POST2for40
Applies to regular-priced seats. Purchase by 10/27/19, good for all performances.
 
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Special guest appearances and more info will be announced on the website.
All events are subject to change without notice.

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