PAAFF’15’s Centerpiece Event Strength in NUMBERS with Scott CHOPS Jung at International House on Nov. 14

12003897_10153271828958402_5082001515792647253_nComcast NBC10 Telemundo72 Comcast Spectator is presenting the 8th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival from November 12 to November 22, 2015. In under a decade, PAAFF has emerged as the premier Asian American film festival on the East Coast.

12118803_10153346230403402_7451925453727173991_nThe PAAFF’15 Centerpiece Event, a multimedia program that explores the Asian American Hip Hop movement through music videos, panel discussion, and live performances by artists included in the seminal compilation album, Strength in NUMBERS, takes place on Saturday, November 14th at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia at 9:00PM. Tickets are $8 General Admission and $6 Students/Seniors. Click here for tickets.

Guest curated by producer and emcee Scott CHOPS Jung (whose producer credits include Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj) of Philly’s legendary Mountain Brothers, the first Asian American Hip Hop group signed to a major record label.

Moderator:
Dr. James Peterson
Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English, Lehigh University, James is also Founder of Hip Hop Scholars, Inc and a frequent Guest Commentator on MSNBC and CNN.

Panelists:
Scott CHOPS Jung
Mountain Brothers, Producer and Emcee

Chris PERIL-L Wang
Mountain Brothers, Emcee

Steve STYLES INFINITE Wei
Mountain Brothers, Emcee

Catzie Vilayphonh
Yellow Rage, Spoken Word Artist

Live Performances By:
Rekstizzy
Ann One
JL Jupiter
Joanlee

Featured artists in music video program:
Mountain Brothers
Paul Kim & Dumbfoundead
Bambu & Rocky Rivera
Rekstizzy
Ann One
Level, Rob Campman, & Lil Crazed
Mic Barz & Timothy Flu
Drunken Tiger & Yoon Mi Rae

Trailer:
https://youtu.be/ad3v2qBWFn0


*Ticket purchase includes FREE Strength In NUMBERS poster to be collected at the venue

Click here for the PAAFF Program and here to purchase tickets.

The 2015 Festival is presented by Comcast NBC10 Telemundo72 Comcast Spectator; and made possible through the generosity of Premier Sponsor Aetna; Founding Sponsor HBO; Partner Sponsors Wells Fargo, PHLDiversity, Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs, and Samuel S. Fels Fund; and Prime Sponsors PECO, Jefferson Health, Pacific Islanders in Communications, Greater Philadelphia Asian Studies Consortium, Allstate, and Hepatitis B Foundation.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is the first and only event of its kind in Philadelphia, bringing in audience members from all over the region and Asian American filmmakers, actors, and leaders, from around the world. The festival also hosts numerous screenings year-round independently and in partnership with regional arts and community organizations.

PAAFF’s parent organization, Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to showcase films by and about Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans for the city of Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia region. They aim to present captivating programs that engage, inspire, and connect our community both to one another and the non-Asian mainstream.

For more information about PAAFF’15 visit phillyasianfilmfest.org and follow on social media @paaff or #PAAFF15. 

Lia Chang
Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival on November 21st. She is profiled in Examiner.com, FebOne1960.com BlogJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2015 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at lia@liachangphotography.com

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2015 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at lia@liachangphotography.com.

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