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SAVE THE DATE for BAAFF! OCT 20-24
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BAAFF BEGINS TONIGHT!
Featuring over 50 films and Q&A with filmmakers after all feature films 

A Tale of Three Chinatowns | Opening Night | October 20
Waikiki | Centerpiece Narrative | October 21
Sky Blossom | Centerpiece Documentary | October 23
Who is Lun*na Menoh? | Closing Night | October 24

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BOSTON ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL 
October 20 - October 24
ALL SHORTS PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE U.S. UNTIL OCTOBER 31.

New England's Largest Asian American Film Festival!
Join us in celebrating Asian American films with our 13th annual Boston Asian American Film Festival, now completely virtual! Tune in with BAAFF on TONIGHT until October 24, 2020, to enjoy a wide range of short films, feature films, documentaries, and panels while supporting your local Asian American Community! 

The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop and ArtsEmerson.
 
SEE FULL SCHEDULE
OPENING NIGHT:
A TALE OF THREE CHINATOWNS
One Night Only - October 20, 7:30PM ET
Directed by Lisa Mao and Produced by Penny Lee | Documentary | 90 mins | USA 
Followed by Q&A with Filmmakers.

A TALE OF THREE CHINATOWNS explores the survival of urban ethnic neighborhoods. Specifically examining Chinatowns in three American cities, the film looks at the forces altering each community and the challenges that go with them.The film profiles Chinatowns in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Boston and features the voices of residents, community activists, developers, government officials, and others who have a connection to this ubiquitous neighborhood. Read More >>

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CENTERPIECE NARRATIVE
WAIKIKI

Premiering October 21, 7:00PM ET
Directed by Christopher Kahunahana | Narrative | 77 mins | USA 
Followed by Q&A with Filmmakers.

​When a Native Hawaiian hula dancer escaping her abusive boyfriend crashes her beat-up van into a mysterious homeless man, she finds herself flung into a surrealistic journey of self-exploration and enlightenment. Read More >>

[Available to view on-demand from premiere time until Sunday, October 24, 2021, 10:00PM ET]

 

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CENTERPIECE DOCUMENTARY
SKY BLOSSOM: DIARIES OF THE NEXT GREATEST GENERATION 
Premiering October 23, 6:00PM ET
Directed by Richard Lui | Documentary | 87 mins | USA 
Followed by Q&A with Filmmakers.

When viewers say they cried, they say it was because of the uplifting hope of the courage and beauty the students share with us. As young as eleven years old, they are taking care of parents and grandparents who are battling sickness. We call them Care Heroes. And there are five million of them in America. Read More >>

[Available to view on-demand from premiere time until Sunday, October 24, 2021, 10:00PM ET]

 

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CLOSING NIGHT
WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH?
Premiering October 24, 5:00PM ET
Directed by Jeff Mizushima | ​Documentary | 81 mins | USA 
Followed by Q&A with Filmmakers.

"Who Is Lun*na Menoh" follows the life and work of the extraordinary Japanese artist. From her early career in Japan to the underground music scene in Los Angeles, from fashion show runways featuring her sculptural designs to art galleries showing her fantastical work, Lun*na's edgy, witty and beautiful creations are explored. Read More >>

[Available to view on-demand from premiere time until Sunday, October 24, 2021, 10:00PM ET]

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BAAFF is a co-production of Asian American Resource Workshop and ArtsEmerson. 
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