This program is supported by the Ford Foundation
Date: Fridays, January, 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2008
Time: 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor,
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan

Free Admission

  • Please note that seating is extremely limited, and that we are only able to accommodate up to 50 attendees per session.

  • Registration will only be accepted per session on a weekly basis.

  • Registration does not guarantee seating, as your seat will be forfeited to the next person on the waiting list if you arrive later than 5:40PM.

  • There is no on-site admittance without prior registration.

Why spend your winter evenings at home, when you can visit AAARI, and experience the best films that Asians have to offer from around the globe? This four 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 few decades.

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

Date Movie
Jan 4 The Namesake (USA)
Jan 11 PTU (Hong Kong)
Jan 18 The Host (South Korea)
Jan 25 Rashomon (Japan)
Feb 14 Turn Left, Turn Right (Hong Kong)

Warning: Some films may contain adult content that may be deemed objectionable. Please note this warning before registering for this workshop. Thank you.

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.







Twilight Cinema


Movie Synopses


Workshop Instructor
Vinit Parmar

Workshop Coordinator
Antony Wong

Technical Assistance
William Tam
Lawrence Tse

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