Austin, TX – The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) will be co-presenting Edward Yang’s “A Brighter Summer Day” with Austin Film Society (AFS). The screening will be shown on Sun, June 19, 2016, 2:30 PM at AFS Cinema (6226 Middle Fiskville Rd).

An epic of the New Taiwan Cinema movement, director Edward Yang’s “A Brighter Summer Day” is a sweeping story of teenage rebellion during a time of transition for a generation of Chinese refugees born in Taiwan after the Communist Party gained control of mainland China. Set in Taipei in the early 1960s, the film centers on a teenager (Chang Chen, in his debut role) as he falls into juvenile delinquency. Based on a true-crime story from Edward Yang’s childhood, the film creates an intimate portrait of disaffected youth coming to terms with their own cultural identity amid political unrest and social upheaval. Rarely seen in American cinemas, “A Brighter Summer Day” screens in its original running time from a new 4K digital restoration. (Daniel Mauro)

Tickets are currently on-sale on the AFS website.

The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) showcases the best in Asian and Asian American Cinema in order to celebrate our communities, entertain and enlighten the public, and support the creative talents of Asian American and Asian artists.

The Austin Film Society is a non-profit organization that empowers our community to make, watch and love film and creative media by:

  • Showing great films and premieres
  • Managing a 100,000 square foot film production facility in central Austin
  • Awarding grants and supporting filmmakers
  • Teaching kids & adults about filmmaking
  • Presenting the annual Texas Film Awards to raise funds for all the above