We can’t wait to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Asian American International Film Festival, August 3-13 in NYC, presented by Citi in association with Asia Society! There will be a combination of in-person screenings and events with online programs to make an exciting hybrid festival. For tickets and the full programming, visit aaiff.org.
We’re especially excited for the Dealing with Dad (trailer here) in-person screening on Saturday, August 13th at 4pm, at the Asia Society. Tickets for this Taiwanese American Comedy are available here (use discount code AAIFF45_TAPNY for 20% off your ticket). After the screening, there will be a live in-person Q&A with the filmmakers!
Film Synopsis: Margaret Chang is rocked from her perfect alpha mom/corporate manager life when she has to go back to her hometown, along with her hapless older brother Roy, to deal with their overbearing dad Jialuo who’s usually an outspoken jerk but is now despondent. When they arrive home, they discover that their mom, Sophie, and youngest angry nerd brother, Larry, are happy with this situation, since their dad is so much more pleasant when depressed. The siblings struggle to find a solution and wonder if getting their dad better is worth it. Meanwhile, they reconnect as a family by bickering and reminiscing about the bad times with Dad, learning that their bond is stronger than they realize.