New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) will be held from June 19 up to July 5 this year. The opening of the festival will take place at the IFC center on the June 19 and most of the performances would be up to July 2 there. And beginning from July 1 up to July 5 some performances and the Closing of the festival will be held in the Japan Society in New York. The Opening night film is not announced yet, as well as the Closing and the Centerpiece Presentation films are not announced either. Also the festival will show the Hong Kong New Action Line-Up.
Most of the films shown on the festival would be full of martial arts. Subway Cinema promises this NYAFF will be the best despite the economy difficulties. Because with the help of sponsors they are going to invite “the jaw-dropping number of guests”.
Well known Japanese action star and director Tak Sakaguchi will be there on the festival to present Yoroi Samurai Zombie and Be A Man! Samurai School there. He would be assisted by stuntman and action choreographer Isao Karasawa and together they are planning to perform live stunts onstage before the films are shown.
There is no mentioning of Takeshi Kaneshiro san to be there on the presentation of K-20 but the film is in the list of the festival shows.
The news source and thanks: http://www.takeshikaneshiro.org/
Article on the festival event: http://www.kungfucinema.com/ip-man-and-tak-sakaguchi-coming-to-nyaff-7140
Detailed article on the festival film shows with the films descriptions: http://subwaycinemanews.com/archives/317
Japan Society site: http://www.japansociety.org/
And a bit of fun for the most patient:
The SIM mode for TK: