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August 2018

Austin Asian American Film Festival Presents: MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS

Aug 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Violet Crown Cinema, 2nd Street District, 434 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$7 – $9

93min. Directed by Mouly Surya. Starring Egy Fedly, Dea Panendra, Yoga Pratama In the deserted hills of an Indonesian Island, a young widow is raped and robbed of her cattle. In defending herself, Marlina kills several of the attacking gang members and decapitates their leader. She then sets out on a journey to find justice, empowerment, revenge and redemption. But the road is long, especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her.

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September 2018

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s MILLENNIUM MAMBO in 35mm

Sep 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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$11.25

Taiwan/France | 2001 | 105 minutes | 35mm | Mandarin with English Subtitles Vicky (Shu Qi, THE ASSASSIN) finds relief in the bright lights and designer drugs of the Taipei club scene, then returns to the cluttered apartment she shares with her abusive, good-for-nothing boyfriend Hao-hao (Tuan Chun-hao). A hard-edged but sensitive gangster (Jack Kao) holds out the possibility of a more lasting escape, but Vicky must first break free of the inertia confining her. With MILLENNIUM MAMBO, Hou Hsiao-hsien…

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November 2018

AAAFF Winter Showcase: NAILED IT

Nov 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
AFS Cinema United States + Google Map
$11.25

USA | Documentary | 59 min | English, Vietnamese Director Adele Free Pham in attendance for a post-film Q&A! Co-presented by Vietnamese American Community of Austin, Texas and Capital City Black Film Festival. Filmmaker Adele Pham explores her own mixed-race identity while discovering the origins of how Vietnamese Americans have been synonymous with nail salons in the U.S. NAILED IT dives into the 80 billion dollar nail industry from the humble beginnings of MANTRAP, the first Vietnamese nail salon to…

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