• Fri, Jul 25, 2014 from 4pm – 5:30pm
    Co-hosted by the Asian American Women Media Makers, the panel highlights international Asian women filmmakers at AAIFF’14 whose films span from Tel Aviv to Manila to Taiwan, and marked by geographic ambition, international crew and multiracial elements. What is it like for them to direct a film in this wider landscape?
  • Sat, Jul 26, 2014 from 2pm – 3pm
    The 37th Asian American International Film Festival is again hosting the Asian American International Screenplay Competition (AAISC) and celebrating the writing talents from the Asian American community! The winning screenplay will get a reading by local NYC actors hosted at the Museum of Chinese in America.
  • Sat, Jul 26, 2014 from 4pm – 5pm
    In celebration of the creative achievements of an emerging generation of artist and filmmakers, this screening features original animations, short films, and documentaries written and directed by talented youths under the age of 21. Organized by the Asian American International Film Festival as part of their For Youth by Youth program.
  • Thu, Jul 31, 2014 from 7pm – 9pm
    The film provides a glimpse into Fred Ho’s extraordinary life as a musician, a mentor, a pioneer and a dear friend who inspired others through his courage and persistence. The preview screening will be followed by a discussion with director Steven de Castro, playwright Ruth Margraff, and Fred's long-time friend Anne T. Greene. MOCA is proud to host the 2014 Asian American Film Festival, organized by the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF).
  • Sat, Aug 2, 2014 from 11am – 12:30pm
  • Thu, Aug 7, 2014 from 7pm – 9pm
    The placid city-state, Singapore, is exposed in all of its noir glory through scintillating stories told by the city’s best authors. Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s anthology, Singapore Noir, spins a breathless tale of crime, black magic, and enigma. Join literary lions, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Colin Goh, and Damon Chua in a reading and discussion of as they unfold the opaque, intense and nebulous underbelly of the Lion City.
  • Thu, Aug 14, 2014 from 7pm – 8pm
    For painter Wei Jia, the label "contemporary Chinese painter" is an oversimplification of his identity as a transnational, multimedia artist. In conjunction with MOCA's latest exhibition, Oil & Water: Reinterpreting Ink, this MOCATALKS features a gallery tour and talk led by artist Wei Jia, who will reflect on his artistic vision, the elements of his work - from paper to calligraphy - and techniques – repeated cycles of tearing, mounting and painting using handmade paper, gouache, and ink on canvas.
  • Sat, Aug 23, 2014 from 2pm – 3:30pm
    From oil painting to soy sauce art, artist Zhang Hongtu demonstrates his techniques and discusses how to creatively experiment with different materials and medium.
  • Thu, Sep 4, 2014 from 6:30pm – 8pm
    August is Ghost Month in Taiwan—a time to commemorate the dead: burn incense, visit shrines, commemorate ancestors, and avoid unlucky situations, large purchases, and bodies of water. Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, doesn’t consider himself superstitious, but this August is going to haunt him no matter what he does. Join Ed Lin for a reading of his latest book.
  • Thu, Sep 11, 2014 from 7pm – 9pm
    Join MOCA in welcoming a panel of citizens from the NYC Chinatown neighborhood as they individually and collectively reflect on the impact of the 9/11 tragedy on the Chinese American community.
  • Tue, Nov 18, 2014 from 6:30pm – 10pm
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30pm Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York City