June is a time when kids are let out for summer vacation and film fans can gorge on the latest genre films from Asia in the New York tri-state area. For those not already in the know the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) has been held in the Big Apple since 2002. Starting off as a small local festival at small repertory theaters. NYAFF, through the help of Subway Cinema, has been steadily growing and now has become a festival that rivals even the more respected NYFF (New York Film Festival) in films screened and fan enthusiasm. Part film festival, carnivale and fan convention NYAFF has been the site that many directors have chosen to first premiere their films in North America. Not to mention the fact that the overworked staff at the NYAFF always deliver great guests like Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark and actors like Choi Min-shik and Donnie Yen.
This year will be no different. NYAFF, running from June 28-July 14, will feature legendary special guests like Jackie Chan, Andrew Lau, Dada Chen, Ryoo Seung-Beom and E-J Yong. And, if that wasn't enough they have an unparalleled lineup of Korean, Japanese, Hong Kong, and, newly minted, films from the Philippines. Why am I telling you all this?? Well, because the fine folks at Subway cinema were nice enough to give MKC a fistful of tickets to handout to its loyal readership. So, starting today, MKC will run a series of trivia contests and those smart and lucky readers who answer right and get chosen will win two tickets to a screening.
The first contest starts now and ends promptly at 10 am on June 28th (Eastern Standard Time). Those wishing to participate please e-mail answers to firstname.lastname@example.org and a winner will be drawn at random. Winners of this first contest will win two tickets to BEHIND THE CAMERA: WHY MR. E WENT TO HOLLYWOOD which will be screening at the Walter Reade Theater on the 28th at 6:15 pm with director E J-yong in attendance.
Trivia Question: What is the name of the actress who starred in E J-Yong's earlier films Dasepo Naughty Girls, Actresses and in Park Chan-wook's vampire melodrama Thirst?
Remember please to send us your answers before 10 am (Eastern Standard Time).