NEW YORK, -- Asian CineVision announced today that they will present the Asian American International Film Festival (AIFF) National Tour in Bergenfield, New Jersey. As part of the event, four feature-length films from across the globe will be screened at the newly renovated Clearview Cinemas' Bergenfield Cinema 5 in Bergenfield, New Jersey, from Friday, April 2 through Thursday, April 8.
The films, ranging from a theater-inspired romantic drama to a Hindi-inflected comedy about immigrant life in New Jersey, were all official selections of the Asian American International Film Festival 2009 in New York City. Li Tong, one of the films featured during this week-long engagement, is a standout. During the Festival, its director, Nian Liu, won the Best Emerging Director in Narrative Feature award for her masterful portrayal of life in contemporary Beijing.
Clearview's Bergenfield Cinema 5 will be the first theatre on the Asian American International Film Festival National Tour, establishing the theatre as a new hub for Asian American and other International films. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales during this event will go directly to the filmmakers. Also, the screening of these films at the theatre will accompany the local release of other Asian American and international films there, including Mother, Housefull andChildren of Invention, which was the centerpiece presentation during the 32nd Asian American International Film Festival.
"This particular selection reflects a diverse community of independent filmmakers whose works merit exposure beyond the film festival circuit," remarked John Woo, Acting Director of Asian CineVision. "The National Tour grants these filmmakers the reach they need to gain an audience and improve their craft, and we're very excited that Clearview is embracing the growth of an Asian arts community in New Jersey."
Showtimes for the AAIFF09 National Festival Tour at Clearview's Bergenfield Cinema 5, at 58 S. Washington Avenue,Bergenfield, NJ:
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children, and are on sale now at the Clearview Bergenfield Cinema 5 box office and online at www.clearviewcinemas.com.
The Asian American International Film Festival is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to showcasing films created by media artists of Asian descent and about the Asian community. Founded in 1978, AAIFF harbors a unique curatorial vision. More than an expression of collective identity, the festival is anchored by the distinct contributions of its members. It is a platform for filmmakers of all backgrounds to develop the constructs of Asian cinema and cultivate the next generation of talent. 32 years after its inception, AAIFF continues to be a leading showcase for Asian American film and video, placing a substantial focus on local and independent works and working to enrich New York's Asian arts community.
Asian CineVision, Inc is a not-for-profit national media arts organization dedicated to the development, promotion and preservation of film and video arts by and about people of Asian descent. Founded in 1976 by Hong Kong cinema legendTsui Hark, Oscar-nominated director Christine Choy, Danny Yung, and Peter Chow, ACV began as a media activism organization. The organization continues to serve the Asian American community by promoting the works of Asian and Asian American filmmakers, and providing a window to the diverse experiences and livelihoods of the Asian diaspora.
About Clearview Cinemas
A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation since 1998, Clearview Cinemas was formed in 1994 and currently operates 48 movie theatres with 254 screens in the New York metropolitan area, including the famous Ziegfeld Theatre inNew York City. Clearview Cinemas operates theatres in New Jersey, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland County, Long Island and Pennsylvania. More information can be found at www.clearviewcinemas.com.
SOURCE Clearview Cinemas