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30th AAIFF 2007 Opening Night New York Premiere Film “Finishing The Game” & Gala Reception Photos

By Maria Esteves - July 24, 2007

 

The 30th Annual 2007 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF07), Opening Night New York Premiere film FINISHING THE GAME, directed by Justin Lin, presented by Asian CineVision (ACV) was held at the Asia Society, Thursday, July 19, 7:00pm. A special Q&A with director Justin Lin and cast preceded the 30th AAIFF Opening Night 1970's Theme Gala reception sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways.

FINISHING THE GAME directed by Justin Lin, comedy film based on Hollywood executives quest to cast a replacement actor for Bruce Lee as a result to his accidental death during work in progress film of 1973 GAME OF DEATH.

 


AAIFF07 acting executive director John C. Woo, Asian CineVision introducing the Opening Night Presentation of the 30th Annual AAIFF.
 

AAIFF07 program manager William Phuan, Asian CineVision
introducing the Opening Night New York Premiere film FINISHING HE GAME, director and cast.
 
AAIFF07 Opening Night New York Premiere film FINISHING THE GAME, director and cast (l-r), actor Roger Fan, program manager William Phuan, Asian CineVision, director Justin Lin, actor McCaleb Burnett, (center), producer Julie Asato, actress Monique Curnen, actor Sung Kang, and Co-writer Josh Diamond.  

 

The 30th AAIFF 2007 Opening Night 1970's Theme Gala reception sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways was held at the Asia Society, 9:30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Gregory D. Chew, San Francisco Film Commission, (left), with AAIFF07 acting executive director John C. Woo, Asian CineVision.

Actor Simon Yin, (right), with producer Edwin Wong, (center), filmmaker Risa Morimoto WINGS OF DEFEAT documentary film opens in Tokyo, July 21st, and Friends of ACV Pauline Torvan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAIFF07 director/producer Alaric Tay WHEN WE WERE BENGS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
AAIFF07 director Joy Dietrich TIE A YELLOW RIBBON
with VP distribution Josh Green, Emerging Pictures.

 
AAIFF07 program manager William Phuan, Asian CineVision, (right), with ACV volunteer Sonya Chung, (center), AAIFF07 documentary jury Mike Maggiore, programmer/publicist of Film Forum, and distribution Laurie Parsons, National Film Board of Canada.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
AAIFF07 1970's theme costume award winner (roundtrip
ticket to Hong Kong sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways), Derek Yung (DLOK), Chamber of National Asian American Student Conference.

 

AAIFF07 friends of ACV, manufacturing manager Kevin Watt, Wiley, Inc.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acting executive director John C. Woo, Asian CineVision
with programs manager Diana C. Lee, ARTS ENGINE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAIFF07 Chief Executive Officer Michael Hong,
ImaginAsian TV.

AAIFF07 filmmaker Risa Morimoto WINGS OF DEFEAT, (left), with ACV volunteer Sir Adam Chan, (center), and commissioner Gregory D. Chew, San Francisco Film Commission.

 

 

 

 

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