The 42nd Asian American International Film Festival taking place July 25 to August 3 in New York City, will showcase 12 narrative features, 9 documentary features, and 67 short films.
NAME OF FILM: MS. PURPLE
DIRECTOR(S): Justin Chon
STARRING: Jake Choi, Alfredo Tavares, Mark Krenik
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with deep emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his deathbed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. As they reunite over their dying father, Kasie and Carey confront their shared past, attempting to mend their relationship.
The 2019 Las Vegas Film Festival will spotlight a mix of feature films and documentaries including a documentary about The Amazing Johnathan, and Robin Greenspun’s personal portrait of local businesswoman Amy Ayoub.
112 feature-length new independent feature films have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.