For the tenth year, the SOHO International Film Festival #SOHO10 returns to NYC at Village East Cinemas (189 2nd Avenue on 12th Street) for an entire seven days of “cinematic magic,” June 20 to 27, 2019.
Among the many titles in this year’s competition will be Opening Night Film “Empty By Design”, a story of the struggle of identity experienced living amongst different cultures, starring Chris Pang (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Osric Chau (“Supernatural”) Dante Basco (Hook) and Filipino stars Madeline Humphries and Rhian Ramos.
With hundreds of submissions from around the world, some of the notable actors include, Vivica A. Fox, Christopher Cousins, George Loomis and Missy Pyle from “Caretakers”, Pei Pei Cheng, Amy Chang, Ludi Linn and Celia Au from “In A New York Minute“, Giacomo Gianniotti, Rachel Skarsten in “Acquainted“; Larisa Oleynik and Richard Kind in “Auggie“. The animated film “Burning Bright” features supermodel Chanel Iman and Victoria’s Secret Angel, Elska Hosk. Also expected this year are Billy Magnussen &; Reed Birney in “w4m”, Anthony Rapp with Vivian Ker (Scrap) Stephanie Beatrizin “Lillian” and “Modern Family’s” Nolan Gould with Tim Realbuto and Oscar Nuñez in the closing night film “Yes”.
“For our 10th year we wanted to be more community focused. Mental health issues are plaguing our youth, we felt the need to do our part,” said Sibyl Santiago, Executive Director and Head of Programming, continuing: “It makes us very proud as a festival to be able to present these very diverse films for our audience and present them in an exciting way.”