Thu, July 23, 2015 Director: Stephane Gauger | 60 mins A terrific rags to riches sports documentary about Nelson Vails, the first African American to win an Olympic medal in cycling who began riding as a bike courier in NYC in the 1970s. Produced by Scott Nguyen and directed by PAAFF alumni Stephane Gauger.

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PAAFF is Philadelphia’s premiere cinema showcase celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience both on screen and behind the camera. We present the best in Asian and Asian American cinema through our year round programming and annual festival each November. Visit www.paaff.org for more details. MAY–OCTOBER, 2015 Best of PAAFF’14 Program At Theatre N 1007 […]

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PAAFF alumni Eiko Fan and Aidan Un will be showing their 8 short documentary films on loop with the art works by their artists in their films in a part of “Creative Voices” exhibit. Opening reception will be June 18th, 5-7pm, films will be shown continuously during the show June 8 to July 31. Films […]

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The 4th annual Philadelphia Latino Film Festival kicks off in Philadelphia on June 19th at Solmseen Court, Dorrance Hamilton Hall at the University of the Arts at 5:30pm featuring Tengo Talento and performances by Timbalona and Agudos Clef. For the full PHLAFF schedule: www.phlaff.org/schedule For the PHLAFF film guide: www.phlaff.org/film-guide To buy tickets: www.phlaff.org/tickets

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Asian Arts Initiative is partnering with the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) to do monthly film screenings through this summer and fall! June’s feature film is Limited Partnership, a touching documentary about an Asian American man and his Australian lover who were legally married in the state of Colorado in the 1970s, but then […]

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Plastic Paradise, an environmentalist film focusing on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of plastic and non-degradable waste roughly twice the size of Texas that floats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Shot on location in the Midway Islands, this documentary concisely relates the consumption culture of post-industrial global society with the rise […]

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PAAFF Alum Daniel Traub and Glenn Holsten’s (The Barefoot Artist) newest documentary Hollywood Beauty Salon will be screening Thursday, May 14th at The Perelman Theater at The Kimmel Center. The film focuses on a tiny beauty parlor tucked inside the Germantown Recovery Community and is the story of the salon-and its clients’ journeys of recovery-in […]

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PAAFF proudly presents a monthly screening series at the Asian Arts Initiative that starts off with the gripping feature length doc about Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and his tremendous rise to success. The film narrated by Liam Neeson follows Manny from a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working tirelessly […]

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Freedom’s just another word for ONE thing left to lose. Farah Goes Bang, which won Best Narrative Feature last year, will be screening this month as part of a great partnership with Theatre N in Wilmington, Delaware. The film is the story of a Persian American woman in her twenties who tries to lose her […]

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Check out a special presentation of the play “brownsville song (b-side for tray)” with playwright Kimber Lee in attendance Sunday, May 17th at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Following the 3pm matinee, Kimber will be interviewed from the stage and will be available afterward for a small reception. The play directed by Eric Ting will be […]

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