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Festival August 06 - 22, 2021

New York Asian Film Festival 2021

The 20th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), a hybrid event with NYAFF’s largest film lineup to date, will screen over 60 films, both virtually and in-person, to audiences in New York and across the country from August 6 – 22, 2021.
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Xiao Wu

New Restoration!

Among the most essential filmmakers of the past several decades, Jia Zhangke launched his career with this, his 1997 debut about a pickpocket struggling to keep up with the current of China’s transformation into an economic powerhouse.

Directed by Jia Zhangke

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The Year of the Discovery

Shot on Hi-8 videotape entirely within a smoky snack bar, with occasional interruptions by archival news bulletins and TV commercials, Luis López Carrasco’s second feature excavates the forgotten histories of 1992—a pivotal year in which Spain celebrated both the Olympic Games in Barcelona and the quincentenary of Columbus’s arrival in the Americas, and ushered in a new age of neoliberalism.

Directed by Luis López Carrasco

New Release

Ailey

Jamila Wignot’s affectionate portrait of Alvin Ailey moves with the same spirited intensity embodied by the visionary founder of the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Directed by Jamila Wignot

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Crimson Gold

New remaster!

A searing critique of class conflict unfurls with compressed intensity in this newly remastered 2003 film by Jafar Panahi, from an original script by Abbas Kiarostami (reuniting the pair after their 1995 collaboration, The White Balloon).

Directed by Jafar Panahi

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The Power of Kangwon Province

Hong Sangsoo followed his acclaimed debut feature with this understated diptych about lovelorn visitors to a popular mountain retreat.

Directed by Hong Sangsoo

Series

New Releases

From foreign delights to must-see indies and riveting documentaries, some of the best new films show year-round at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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