A festival of eyeball-exploding Asian films
New York Asian Film Festival 2014The Film Society of Lincoln Center (Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY) Map it $13
From futuristic thrillers to testosterone-fueled soap operas, the 13th annual New York Asian Film Festival showcases popular, eyeball-exploding films coming out of Asian today. Screening 60 feature films, this edition serves up a tribute to Sir Run Run Shaw, a focus on Korean actor Lee Jung-jae, and a spotlight on resurgent local Hong Kong cinema. Other highlights include Alan Mak and Felix Chong’s crime thriller Overheard 3, Takashi Miike’s The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, and Lou Ye’s Berlinale Golden Bear contender Blind Massage. A number of star filmmakers and celebrity guests from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan are also flying in for the occasion.