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Asian Film Festival of Dallas announces its full schedule

Damon Swindall

by: Damon Swindall
July 6th, 2011

Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2011

Film festivals are always a ton of fun. Not only do you get to spend a week or so seeing some great movies, many of them you will see long before the general public - if they ever get a release at all. Some of the most exciting films recently have been coming from foreign markets and one of my favorite areas is definitely Asia. From serious dramas, to period films, high action and the insanely bizarre you can find anything you could ever want. Some fine examples will be available to those in the Dallas area starting Friday, July 15th as the Asian Film Festival of Dallas begins their 10th year with a bang!

I have seen a couple of these films previously at another festival and they quickly made my top 5. On top of a few premieres there will be some fantastic repertory screenings of such amazing films as Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI and BATTLE ROYALE!

Read below for info on the FREE opening night party and full schedule. Tickets are still available at 2011.affd.org. Follow AFFD on Twitter (@affd) and like them on Facebook for more updates.

AFFD kicks-off the festival at their Opening Night Party:

10th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas
Opening Night Party
Thursday, July 14, 2011
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Exclusive VIP access from 7 to 8 p.m.

@Lumi Empanada & Dumpling Kitchen
3407 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204

Cocktail attire.
Valet & self available.
Free admission. RSVP by Monday, July 11th to [email protected]

Red carpet entrance.
Culinary creations by Lumi Empanada & Dumpling Kitchen.
Sip on wine & bubbly or refreshing SmartWater.
DJ R3VO spins & kicks off the celebration.
Strut & strike the party set with Prestige Model Management.

 AFFD schedules, tickets purchases and parking information, visit www.affd.org.

The Opening Night Party is made possible by sponsorships & partnerships with McDonald’s, Well Go
USA Entertainment, Lumi Empanada & Dumpling Kitchen, RED iD Agency, D. Reeves Production,
SmartWater, Uptown Association, Asiance Magazine and Prestige Model Management.

The festival starts with the opening night film SHAOLIN at 7 p.m. on July 15th, directed by Benny Chan and starring Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse and Bingbing Fan. A limited number of VIP passes are still available at $129 which includes full access to all screenings, the front of the lines and to the parties and receptions. VIP passes can be purchased online at www.affd.org. General tickets start from $7 to $12 and can be purchased online starting July 2nd.

Including SHAOLIN, Well Go USA Entertainment also presents
THE STOOL PIGEON (award-winning Hong Kong crime drama)
LITTLE BIG SOLDIER (Jackie Chan mixes drama with his better known action)
TRIPLE TAP (slick, tension-filled thriller)

Sushi Typhoon presents
KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR (from the director of 2010 AFFD’s monster hit ROBOGEISHA, an homage to and parody of transforming-robot series of decades past)

FUNimation Entertainment presents
CITY UNDER SIEGE (action drama)
ZEBRAMAN 2: ATTACK ON ZEBRA CITY (Takashi Miike film)

The full schedule is as follows:
(All films shown at Landmark's Magnolia Theatre)


FRIDAY, July 15

GOLDEN SLUMBER, 12:00 pm
CYRANO AGENCY (AFFD <Hearts> You)2:40 pm
DANCE TOWN (Mature), 5:00 pm
SHAOLIN (Opening Night Film), 7:00 pm
BATTLE ROYALE (AFFD: Year One), 9:45 pm
KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR (AFFD Midnights), 11:55 pm
KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR Alternate Screening: Tech Tards LIVE Show, TBD

SATURDAY, JULY 16

LITTLE BIG SOLDIER, 12:00 pm
SAIGON ELECTRIC (guest in attendance), 1:50 pm
MONGA (Taiwan: Now & Then), 3:50 pm
WEDDING PALACE (AFFD <Hearts> You; special guests in attendance),  6:30 pm
THE STOOL PIGEON, 9:00 pm
ZEBRAMAN 2: ATTACK ON ZEBRA CITY (AFFD Midnights), 11:15 pm

SUNDAY, JULY 17

FROM ME TO YOU, 12:00 pm
AMIGO, 2:20 pm
SEVEN SAMURAI (AFFD: Year One), 4:40 pm
LOVE IN A PUFF (Centerpiece Showcase; AFFD <Hearts> You), 7:30 pm
BEDEVILLED, 9:50 pm3 of 2

MONDAY, JULY 18

SHAOLIN (Return engagement!), 12:00 pm
CHEONGGYECHEON MEDLEY: A DREAM OF IRON (AFFD: First Features), 2:30 pm
AFFD SHORTS SHOWCASE 1, 4:05 pm
CITY UNDER SIEGE, 5:20 pm
I AM (AFFD: First Features), 7:30 pm
ENEMY AT THE DEAD END, 9:30 pm

TUESDAY, JULY 19

LOVE IN A PUFF (Return engagement!), 12:00 pm
OUR NEIGHBOR (Taiwan: Now & Then), 2:05 pm
MIDNIGHT FM, 4:05 pm
AFFD SHORTS SHOWCASE 2, 6:10 pm
LAO WAI (AFFD: First Features; AFFD <Hearts> You; special guest in attendance), 7:30 pm
THE IMAGE THREADS (Stranger Than Midnight; mature), 9:45 pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

AMIGO (Return engagement!), 12:00 pm
HOME SWEET HOME (Taiwan: Now & Then), 2:30 pm
AFFD SHORTS SHOWCASE 3, 4:30 pm
DISORDER (Stranger Than Midnight), 5:45 pm
THE DRUNKARD (AFFD: First Features; special guests in attendance), 7:15 pm
TELL ME SOMETHING (AFFD: Year One), 9:50 pm

THURSDAY, JULY 21

TRIPLE TAP, 12:00 pm
KUEI-MEI, A WOMAN (Taiwan: Now & Then), 2:15 pm
FALLEN ANGELS (AFFD: Year One), 5:00 pm
OUTRAGE (Closing Night Film), 7:00 pm
GOLDEN SLUMBER (Return engagement!), 9:35 pm
(*Showtimes may vary dependent on the timing of special events on a given day)


About the Asian Film Festival of Dallas
Since its creation in 2002, the annual film festival has grown to become the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema. Over the past eight years, the festival has provided opportunities for nearly 300 Asian and Asian American filmmakers and documentarians to share their vision, often providing the only venue for their films to be shown in Dallas. The films have also allowed festival goers a chance to experience other lives and cultures without leaving their seats.

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates its 10th Annual Festival July 14-21, 2011, with an extraordinary line-up of Asian films, panels, receptions and parties at The Magnolia in West Village and the Dallas Uptown area.

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