ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Since its inception in 2000, the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival has introduced more than 15,000 Washingtonians to the fresh new voices of Asian Pacific American (APA) filmmakers. Showcasing more than 75 short and feature-length films and videos, the 8th annual Festival runs from September 27th through October 6th at theaters throughout Washington, DC. AFI Silver Theatre proudly hosts Opening Night with director Justin Lin's FINISHING THE GAME.
2007 is a great year for APA filmmaking, with exciting new films from Chris Chan Lee (UNDOING), Eric Byler (TRE), Grace Lee (AMERICAN ZOMBIE) and Gene Rhee (THE TROUBLE WITH ROMANCE), plus the controversial DARK MATTER and Closing Night film OWL AND THE SPARROW. For more information, visit www.apafilm.org.
FINISHING THE GAME
IN PERSON: Director Justin Lin
Fresh from big studio projects ANNAPOLIS, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT and following his 2002 indie breakthrough BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, director Justin Lin offers a hilarious mockumentary challenging Hollywood stereotypes. How did they go about casting a Bruce Lee replacement in GAME OF DEATH? And who would dare replace him? Find some clues in this hysterical film starring Sung Kang, Roger Fan, Dustin Nguyen, MC Hammer and many more.
DIR/SCR/PROD Justin Lin; SCR Josh Diamond; PROD Julie Asato and Salvador Gatdula. US, 2007, color, 88 min. NOT RATED
Tickets $15 in Advance; $20 on Opening Night