For quite some time, the only sure fire way for us Asians to get on the silver screen, was to have a black belt. Bruce, Jackie, and a wealth of other lesser known heroes brought their flying fists and roundhouse kicks to millions, and thus became the calling card for a generation. However, that time has come and gone, and breaking concrete with your bare hands is no longer considered a screen test. Over the years, from behind the lens or standing in front of it, the Asian community has found their place in American Cinema.
To recognize this continuing effort, Philadelphia marks another milestone, the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival showcasing the best films by and about Asian Americans.
From October 9th – 11th, enjoy some movie screenings, engage in some Q & A, and celebrate the Asian experience in America. To learn more log on to the official website. There you’ll find screening locations, information about the films, and more.
2nd Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Oct 9th -11th, 2009