The much anticipated New York Asian Film Festival announced this year’s program, and Taiwan’s THE ROOFTOP is selected as Closing Night Presentation. Along with this Jay Chou film, acclaimed contemporary film titles from Taiwan including WHEN WOLF FALLS IN LOVE WITH A SHEEP (directed by Hou Chi-Jan) and FOREVER LOVE (by Aozaru Shiao, Kitamura Toyoharu ) will also feature the festival. Director Hou Chi-Jan and director Aozaru Shiao will attend the after-screening talks.
In addition, TAIWAN PULP! - TALES OF GANGSTERS, FEMALE AVENGERS, AND NINJAS! will present largely-forgotten Taiwan’s Black Movies, exploitation films that flooded the market from 1979 to 1983. The program includes: TAIWAN BLACK MOVIES, INSIDE THE SHANGHAI SOCIETY FILE, NEVER TOO LATE TO REPENT, WOMAN REVENGER , THE LADY AVENGER, CHALLENGE OF THE LADY NINJA, A LIFE OF NINJA. The master of this genre, director Tsai Yang-Ming, will be honored with the 2013 Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award and attend the after-screening talk.
The participation of Taiwan films and attendance of filmmakers are sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (Republic of China).
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Fri, June 28
4:00 THE LADY AVENGER (89m)
Tue, July 2
4:30 THE CHALLENGE OF THE LADY NINJA (90m)
Fri, July 5
4:45 FOREVER LOVE (124m) + guest director Aozaru Shiao
10:05 A LIFE OF A NINJA (88m)
Sat, July 6
1:00 TAIWAN BLACK MOVIES (60m) + guest director Hou Chi-Jan 3:00 WOMAN REVENGER (85m) + guest director Tsai Yang-Ming 5:15 WHEN A WOLF FALLS IN LOVE WITH A SHEEP (85m) + guest director Hou Chi-Jan
7:30 NEVER TOO LATE TO REPENT (99m) with Lifetime Achievement Award presentation + guest director Tsai Yang-Ming
Mon, July 8
1:30 ON THE SOCIETY FILE OF SHANGHAI (90m)
3:30 FOREVER LOVE (124m)
Tue, July 9
12:15 WHEN A WOLF FALLS IN LOVE WITH A SHEEP (85m)
Mon, July 15 (In Asia Society)
6:30 THE ROOFTOP (120m)