Centerpiece Presentation: Ms. Purple

  • 87 minutes
  • Centerpiece Film Screening and Reception

    The 42nd AAIFF, in association with Asia Society, presents the New York Premiere of MS. PURPLE as our Centerpiece Presentation.

    Following the screening will be a Q&A with the filmmakers and an open bar reception! Celebrate with us over some food and drinks!

    From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (GOOK, 2017), MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with deep emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. As they reunite over their dying father, Kasie and Carey confront their shared past, attempting to mend their relationship.

    Director: Justin Chon
    Producers: Alex Chi, Justin Chon, Alan Pao
    Writers: Justin Chon, Chris Dinh
    Cast: Tiffany Chu, Teddy Lee, Octavio Pizano, James Kang

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Since 1978 the Asian American International Film Festival, produced by Asian CineVision, is the nation’s first and longest running festival of its kind and the premier showcase for the best Asian independent and Asian American cinema. AAIFF is committed to film and media as a tool for social change and to the support of diversity and inclusion in independent cinema and the Asian American media arts.