New York Asian Film Festival Postponed
Source: Subway Cinema
Subway Cinema has released a statement regarding this year’s New York Asian Film Festival…
In these exceptional, dark times, most of us have had to rethink and restructure the way we live and work as COVID-19 is bringing disruption to the world.
We’ve been working from home, keeping the organization up and running, but at this stage, our planned July 3-19 run is not possible, and we have to look at other dates, possibly still this summer, but just as likely, later this year. Nothing is certain, unfortunately. We’re currently working with our partners and stakeholders to figure out a new time frame, but it will take some figuring out. Thank you for your patience!
About Subway Cinema Inc.
Subway Cinema Inc. is America’s leading 501(c)(3) not-for-profit volunteer-run organization dedicated to the exhibition and appreciation of Asian popular cinema. Founded in 2000 in New York City as a labor of love for five film fantasts, Subway Cinema was the first organization in America to recognize the works of Hong Kong directors Johnnie To and Tsui Hark with retrospectives and to bring attention to New Korean Cinema with the first New York Korean Film Festival in 2001. It also organized several notable programs of classic Hong Kong martial arts and horror films.
In 2002, Subway Cinema launched the legendary New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) at Anthology Film Archives, with the simple goal of entertaining the audience with its program of blockbusters, newsmakers, trend-setters, and the scandalous releases, skipping all the arthouse snoozers that represented Asian cinema to most other film festivals at that time.