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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Feature

Our full length film programs boast a mix of entertaining thrillers, deep and pensive narrative films and moving documentaries.


  1. THE PURPLE ONION

    Matt Szymanowski / Feature, Narrative, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Dark Comedy / 75 mins
    Inspired by the standup acts of real-life Chinese American comedian Edwin Li, a young man in San Francisco spirals downward into disappointment until he finds solace from an unexpected source. Director Matt Szymanowski, actor/writer Edwin Li, and actor Noreen Lee scheduled to attend.

    Preceded by: HELLA MAN MAN

    THE PURPLE ONION

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
    February 21, 2016 2:30 pm


  2. OPENING NIGHT FEATURE: TOP SPIN

    Mina T. Son and Sara Newens / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 80 mins
    Set against the backdrop of one of the most under-appreciated sports in America, three teenagers battle their way through the world of competitive ping pong. While facing the unusual challenges in a niche sport, their journey reveals the passion it takes to pursue their Olympic-sized dreams. Directors Mina T. Son and Sara Newens scheduled to attend.

    Preceded by: ALL THE WAY

    OPENING NIGHT FEATURE: TOP SPIN

    Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
    February 19, 2016 7:00 pm