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Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2010 Lineup


With 25 films making their Southwest, United States or North American premieres, the 2010 Asian Film Festival of Dallas gives viewers a rare opportunity to see movies covering the spectrum of cinema from ten countries. The festival runs July 23-29 at venues around Dallas.

Ip Man 2

Celebrating its ninth year, the Asian Film Festival of Dallas is committed to “Celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.” It has grown into the Southern United States’ premier venue for showcasing Asian film.

“As always, we are proud of the wide range of films we have to offer to Dallas audiences. We have worked hard to provide something for all ages. From the family-friendly ‘Summer Wars’ and ‘A Tale Of Ululu’s Wonderful Forest,’ to more mature titles like ‘Night & Fog’ and ‘At The End Of Daybreak,’ and everything in between. These are films that will be enjoyed by anyone looking for something great to watch this summer,” said AFFD Executive Director Julie Hwang.

Not only will last year’s crowd favorite, “Ip Man,” makes its return at the festival’s Deep Ellum Kickoff Party, but the highly-anticipated sequel “Ip Man 2″ makes its Southwest Premiere on Sunday, July 25.

The festival promises films to appeal to every demographic, whether you’re seeking “gangsters, ninja, geisha, aliens, monstrous wildlife, sexy ladies, math geniuses, taxi drivers, shipyard workers, farmers, sharks, young lovers, ghosts, pickpockets, zombies, ballet dancers, wolves… or a man stuck in a room with no doors.”

“The ‘genre’ fans will be very pleased with selections like ‘Robogeisha,’ ‘Phobia 2,’ ‘Bay Rong (Clash)’ and ‘Chaw’,” Hwang said.

Au Revoir Taipei

Red Carpet Crash is proud to be an official Media Partner of the Asian Film Festival of Dallas, hosting the Midnight Karaoke Throwdown at the Magnolia Theater on Saturday, July 24.

Full details are available at the newly-relaunched festival web site,

Here’s the full slate of films spooling during the 2010 Asian Film Festival of Dallas:

  • 9500 Liberty (2009), Dir: Eric Byler/Annabel Park
  • A Frozen Flower (2009), Dir: Yoo Ha
  • A Million (2009), Dir: Cho Min-Ho (Southwest Premiere)
  • Accident (2009), Dir: Cheang Pou-Soi (Southwest Premiere)
  • Agrarian Utopia (2009), Dir: Uruphong Raksasad (Southwest Premiere)
  • At The End Of Daybreak (2009), Dir: Ho Yuhang (Southwest Premiere)
  • Opening Night Film: Au Revoir Taipei (2010), Dir: Arvin Chen (Southwest Premiere)
  • Bay Rong (Clash), (2009), Dir: Le Thanh Son (Southwest Premiere)
  • Beijing Taxi (2010), Dir: Miao Wang
  • Breathless (2009), Dir: Yang Ik-Joon
  • Chaw (2009), Dir: Shin Jeong-Won (Southwest Premiere)
  • Empire Of Silver (2009), Dir: Christina Yao (Southwest Premiere)
  • I Corrupt All Cops (2009), Dir: Jing Wong (North American Premiere)
  • Centerpiece Presentation: Ip Man 2 (2010), Dir: Wilson Yip (Southwest Premiere)
  • Iron Crows (2009), Dir: Bong-Nam Park
  • Kamui (2009), Dir: Yoichi Sai (Southwest Premiere)
  • Kung Fu Dunk (2008), Dir: Yen Ping-Chu (North American Premiere)
  • Let’s Fall In Love (2009), Dir: Wuna Wu (North American Premiere)
  • Like You Know It All (2009), Dir: Hong Sang-Soo (Southwest Premiere)
  • Mao’s Last Dancer, (2009), Dir: Bruce Beresford
  • Night & Fog (2009), Dir: Ann Hui (North American Premiere)
  • No More Cry!!! (2009), Dir: Nobuo Mizuta (North American Premiere)
  • Phobia 2 (2009), Dir: P.Purijitpanya/V.Poolvoralaks/S.Sugmakanan/P.Wongpoom/B.Pisanthanakun (U.S. Premiere)
  • Robogeisha (2009), Dir: Noboru Iguchi
  • Running Turtle (2009), Dir: Lee Yeon-Woo (Southwest Premiere)
  • Seven 2 One (2009), Dir: Danny Pang (U.S. Premiere)
  • Sparrow (2008), Dir: Johnnie To
  • Summer Wars (2009), Dir: Mamoru Hosoda (Southwest Premiere)
  • Symbol (2009), Dir: Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • Talentime (2009), Dir: Yasmin Ahmad (Southwest Premiere)
  • Closing Night Fim: The People I’ve Slept With (2009), Dir: Quentin Lee (Southwest Premiere)
  • The Tale Of Ululu’s Wonderful Forest (2009), Dir: Makoto Naganuma (North American Premiere)
  • Toad’s Oil (2009), Dir: Koji Yakusho (U.S. Premiere)
  • Visage (2009), Dir: Tsai Ming-Liang (Southwest Premiere)

Tickets for regular exhibitions are $10 at the door ($9 if purchased online), with Special Event tickets (Opening Night, Centerpiece Film, and Closing Night films) running $12.50. Viewers can also purchase a Day Pass online, getting them in to three weekday films for $15.

Devin Pike remembers the Web when it was nothing but annoying animated GIFs as far as the eye can see. A film critic and entertainment reporter for over 30 years, Devin is the editor-in-chief for Red Carpet Crash. Mostly, Devin hates talking about himself in the third person, because it makes him feel schizophrenic.

Editor's note: Article republished with permission from as a series of articles covering AFFD 2010 July 23-29.