Date: Saturdays, May 31;
June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2008
Time: 6:30PM to 8PM, Cultural & Family Activities
Sunset, Movie Screening

Place: Columbus Park Pavilion Grounds
67 Mulberry Street, Manhattan

Free Admission (Limited Capacity Available)
First-come, First-serve Basis

Remember to bring along a picnic basket, blanket, and mat with you!

Why spend your summer sunsets at home, when you can visit  Manhattan's Chinatown, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This special outdoor five session workshop will guide viewers on a retrospective study through some of Asian American / Asian cinema's most beloved and highly acclaimed films from the past decade.

Series Lineup
(All films shown in their native language with English subtitles.)

Date Movie Program
May 31 Nana (Japan) PDF
June 7 Hooked on You (Hong Kong) PDF
June 14 Train Man (Japan) PDF
June 21 My Mother, the Mermaid (South Korea) PDF
June 28 Love on a Diet (Hong Kong) PDF

Warning: Some films may contain content not suitable for children.

This program is supported, in part, with funds from
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
New York State Council on the Arts

Special Thanks
Office of the Manhattan Borough President
Korean Cultural Service
Southwest Airlines
Tai Seng Entertainment

Instructor Biography

Vinit Parmar is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati, and French.  Educated in medicine, law, film and theater, he began practicing law in New York City and has worked in the areas of corporate, banking, commercial real estate, insurance, landlord tenant, family, immigration, criminal, and entertainment, including copyright and contracts.

In film, he works as a sound mixer and editor for a variety of genres in both documentary and fiction films, many of which have received regional and national awards and accreditation, and other awards or nominations at festivals such as Sundance, Slamdance, United States Super8 Film + Digital Video Festival, and the Fringe Festival. 

Vinit enjoys teaching full time as an Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College’s Film Department, and he writes, produces, directs, shoots, and edits short films and documentaries.







Sunset Cinema

Movie Synopses

Workshop Instructor
Vinit Parmar

Workshop Coordinator
Antony Wong

Technical Assistance
William Tam
Lawrence Tse
Zhu-Hui Wu


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