Thursday, October 19

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Boston Asian American Film Festival Opening Night: Jade Pendant

Buy Tickets $18 Early Bird | $20 Online | $25 At the door | No Brattle passes


Opening Night Selection

World Premiere!

Author/Producer L.P. Leung & Actor Brian Yang will be in attendance.

Directed by Po-Chih Leung
106 mins | USA | Narrative

Fleeing an arranged marriage in China, the independent Peony (Clara) signs a contract to work as a “flower girl” in America, where she meets Tom (Godfrey Gao), an American Born Chinese cook whose father works on the Transcontinental Railroad. Thwarted by a Hong Kong Triad boss (Tzi Ma) seeking to extend his power into America, theirs is the tale of the first great Chinese immigration to the United States – a story of romance, bigotry, passion, food and a search for everlasting love – set against the largest mass lynching in American history, in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, in 1871.

Starring: Godfrey Gao 高以翔, Clara Lee 클라라, Russell Wong, Tsai Chin, Brian Yang, Nina Wu, Chen Tang, Jamie Harris, with Mark Boone Junior and Tzi Ma
Screenplay by: David Assael and Scott Rosenfelt
Based on the novel by: L.P. Leung

Co-presented by Independent Film Festival Boston, Chinese Culture Connection, Chinese Historical Society of New England – CHSNE, Taiwanese American Professionals, and Chinese American Citizens Alliance.

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BAAFF logoThe Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) takes place October 19–22, 2017, visit for complete details. BAAFF empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop. BAAFF builds on 35-years of AARW supporting the Asian American Community through film.

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