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iW NEWS | “Finishing the Game” and “Never Forever” to Bookend 30th NY Asian American Film Fest

iW NEWS | "Finishing the Game" and "Never Forever" to Bookend 30th NY Asian American Film Fest

Twenty-five features including one International, U.S. and four East Coast premieres are on tap for the 30th New York Asian American International Film Festival, set for July 19 – 28 at New York’s Asia Society. The fest, which will also screen 17 New York debuts, will open with the NY premiere of “Better Luck Tomorrow” director Justin Lin‘s “Finishing the Game.” The event describes the film as “a comedic faux documentary about the search by opportunistic Hollywood film producers to replace martial arts star Bruce Lee, following his death on the set of ‘Game of Death.'” AAIFF will close with director Gina Kim‘s Sundance Film Festival hit “Never Forever,” about an American woman married to a successful but sterile Korean American lawyer who begins an affair with an undocumented Korean immigrant in order to have a child. Also planned for this year’s fest is a retrospective of Hong Kong New Wave director Patrick Tam. For a complete schedule of films, visit the festival’s website. [Brian Brooks]

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