As a Community Partner with Asian Film Festival Dallas, our members are invited to attend the festival which takes place from July 18 - 25 at the Angelika Film Center - Dallas.
Tickets are first come first serve and we have a limited number of them. Please note that ticket holders must be in their seats 15 minutes before the screening time to guarantee their seats.
(USA, 2018, 102 min.)
Sunday, July 21st 9pm, Angelika Film Center - Dallas
In A New York Minute follows three strangers as they accidentally discover the solution to their problems lies in a single pregnancy test. Amy is haunted by a past breakup that has manifested into an eating disorder. Angel is caught between a loveless marriage to an American businessman and a passionate affair with a Chinese writer. Nina moonlights as an escort in order to support herself.
Based on a Chinese short story, In A New York Minute takes a slice-of-life look at relationships highlighted by its Asian and Asian American-led cast. First time writer/ director Ximan Li leads a female driven production crew to create an intimate character study that interprets love from three different points of view.
DIR: Ximan Li
As a first time female filmmaker of color, I have experienced issues both as an immigrant coming to the US for grad school and entering the male dominated story telling world of filmmaking. This film is a personal journey for me because it explores one’s identity and true self. It’s easy to lose one’s way in a busy city like New York and each of the three main characters are lost in their own way, whether it be one’s identity, being caught between two lives or a societal outcast.
Two of the main goals that I wanted the film to serve is Asian representation in front of the camera and female creatives behind the lens. The three main characters are Asian American actresses and each story has a respective Asian supporting actor. The majority of key creative roles are held by driven women in film. Both Asian actors and females filmmakers are still trying to find a creative voice in film and I hope this movie shines a light on one of the many stories we want to tell.
Watch the trailer here.