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KAFFNY Infinite Cinema
October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 11:55 pm$7 - $15
KAFFNY Infinite Cinema will return to New York City for the 11th year on Saturday, Oct 14. Held at the Brooklyn hotspot The Wythe Hotel Cinema from 1:00pm until Midnight 12:00am, the annual event will celebrate some of the most promising indie filmmakers of different cultures from around the world.
Tickets available at kaffny.eventbrite.com
This year, five distinct blocks of programming will approach the topic of Infinite Culture through specific lenses: INFINITE FOOD CONNECTION, INFINITE FASHION CONNECTION, WORLDWIDE KOREAN CONNECTION, INFINITE MIGRATION CONNECTION, and CRAZY, RICH ASIAN AMERICANS. Alongside the screening of 25 short films and 2 feature length films, the audience will also get the opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions with the filmmakers during the moderated panel discussions.
INFINITE FOOD CONNECTION – 1:00PM
On the menu of this program is a group of short fiction and documentary films highlighting the bonding power of food as a centerpiece of human nourishment. After the screening we’ll have a panel to discuss the many different stories behind the people who make the food that we eat.
Films include The Last Tip by Patrick Chen (4:36), Cooking With Granny by Caroline Shin (10:00), Shield by Yijie Mei (20:00), Kimchi Taco by Seran Kim (14:16), Migrant Kitchen by Sarah K. Khan (10:00), Refugee Chef by Ben Furguson for Munchies (10:00)
INFINITE FASHION CONNECTION – 3:00PM
Go behind the glamour of the runway, exploring the lives of those who create the clothes and the nuanced relationship between self expression and fashion. Stay woke on world fashion with this selection of short films. After the screening we will have a panel to discuss ethical fashion and how the clothes we choose impacts people who make them.
Films include Prince’s Test by Amy Park (5:20), Euna by Seung-Hyun Chong (18:24), Perception by Minu Park (2:13), Factory Man by Jihye Ku (4:33), En Route by Anman Cao (10:04), Made In Cambodia by Asad Faruqi for Re/make (9:33)
WORLDWIDE KOREAN CONNECTION – 5:00PM
Shorts. Embracing KAFFNY’s legacy as a platform for narratives of the Korean and Korean Diaspora community, this is our 11th annual selection of both English and Korean language films.
A few films focuses on mental health & domestic abuse which we seek to discuss and explore
after the screening.
Films include I’m Here, Too by Eunsoo Jeong (5:00), Mom by Mingi Kim (8:00), Fractured by Arnold Chun (13:51), Angeltown by Nancy Liu (20:30), Tetsu Kono’s Crazy Routine by Sébastien Simon (16:30), Fault by Daniel Lee (10:17), Family by Seung-Hyun Chong (22:34)
INFINITE MIGRATION CONNECTION – 7:30PM
US Premiere for our centerpiece documentary screening of “Amsterdam Stories: West”. Join a modern day Lewis and Clark as they traverse American communities in various towns and cities named Amsterdam, reflecting on local history, individual struggles, and a poignant examination from the eyes of foreigners of the enduring legacy of the American Dream.
Along with the short film Dear Mother, these stories that deal with issues of home, migration, and adoption. After the screening, we’ll have an interactive experience led by Kayla Tange, a performance artist and the subject of Dear Mother.
Films include Dear Mother by Matthew Kaundart (3:45), Amsterdam Stories USA – West by Rob Rombout & Rogier van Eck (90:00)
CRAZY, RICH, ASIAN AMERICANS? – 10:00PM
These two films tells two very different stories set around characters who are part of rich Asian American families. Is being rich and Asian American a blessing or a curse? Come to the screening and discussion afterwards as we try to find the answer to that question.
Films include Lola by Isabella Tan (25:00), The Last Tour by Ryun Yu (71:00)