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Asian American film festival kicks off

Event celebrates 30th anniversary

The New York Asian American International Film Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The fest will take place on July 19th to 28th at the Asia Society in Manhattan.

Prominent screenings include “Finishing the Game,” a mockumentary by Justin Lin starring Roger Fan and James Franco about the search to replace Bruce Lee after his demise on the set of “Game of Death.’ Chen Shi-Zheng’s “Dark Matter,” with Meryl Streep and Aidan Quinn, will be screened as well.

Along with the new feature screenings, the festival will host a series of short films and a retrospective of the work of Hong Kong director Patrick Tam.

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