BY Adrienne Stanley | Jul 08, 2015 10:07 AM EDT
The Asian American International Film Festival recently announced its programming lineup. The Chinese-Hollywood co-production "Dragon Blade" starring Super Junior's Choi Siwon, Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody will screen at the festival on Friday, July 24 at 9:30 p.m.
Directed by David Lee, "Dragon Blade" examines the struggle between factions from the east and west to obtain precious territory on the Silk Road. Jackie Chan portrays Huo An, a Hun who is a captain charged with protecting the Silk Road. Lucius (John Cusack), a Roman general, seeks refuge, as he attempts to flee from Emperor Tiberius (Adrien Brody). Choi Siwon is Yin Po, a protector of the region and the right-hand man to Huo An.
The Asian American International Film Festival will mark the New York City premiere for "Dragon Blade." The film, which premiered in Chinese-speaking regions in February 2015, is scheduled for release within the United States in September 2015.
"Seoul Searching" will be showcased as the centerpiece film on July 25 at 7:30 p.m. The coming-of-age film is an account of 1980s teenagers who attend a camp for foreign-born youth in Korea. Director Benson Lee and "Seoul Searching" cast member Justin Chon will be present for a post-screening panel.
The 2014 Korean film, "A Girl at My Door" will screen on July 26 at 8:00 p.m. "A Girl at My Door" stars Bae Doona as Lee Young Nam, a police academy instructor, who is transferred from the bustling streets of Seoul to a sleepy shore town. Kim Sae Ron is Sun Do Hee, a 14-year-old victim of physical abuse.
"A Girl at My Door" provides social commentary on homosexuality and other prevalent issues. The film, which previously screened at 2014 Cannes, will have its New York City premiere at the Asian American International Film Festival.
The Wong Fu Productions film "Everything Before Us" will conclude the festival on August 1 at 8 p.m. "Everything Before Us" stars Ki Hong Lee, Randall Park and Aaron Yoo. Members of Wong Fu Productions including executive producer Ted Fu will be present for a post-screening panel.
The Asian American International Film Festival will be held at various locations throughout New York City from July 23 through August 1. Tickets and programming information can be obtained through the website for the Asian American International Film Festival.
About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramastars. She is also a contributing writer for KpopStarz, MTV Iggy, Viki and CJ Entertainment's KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing, she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).
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