Crowell Public Library
Enjoy an hour of short subjects when the Chinese American Film Festival takes over the Barth Community Room at Crowell Public Library, Wednesday, November 29th at 6:00 p.m. Among the titles: “Chinese Dream,” a documentary about classical Chinese opera being learned by the next generation of children; “Citizen,” where a border patrol officer faces a tough decision as her sister is deported while pregnant, “Wishing Box,” a pirate and his monkey find a magic box, but it only operates for the monkey; “Butterflies in the Dark,” a blind woman interacts with a device-fixated little girl.
Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) was founded in 2005 by EDI Media Inc. (USA). It is the most authoritative and influential annual Chinese American cultural event connecting two of world’s largest film markets. Every year in November CAFF hosts its Opening Ceremony and Golden Angel Award in Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world. Hundreds of top box office films from China and the US participate in CAFF, of which the Top 10 are selected and awarded with the Golden Angel, named after the city of Los Angeles.
CAFF is the only Chinese American cultural event in the United States that is officially recognized by both the U.S. and Chinese governments. In 2014, it became the only China-US film festival recorded in the 5th Round of China-US High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange and Cultural Activities as a national event. CAFF is also the only China-US film cultural event formally written in the U.S. Congressional report, as part of U.S. History.
During the month of November, CAFF showcases over 700 feature films in over 20 screening locations in Hollywood, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities, with over 2,300 total number of screenings.
Don’t miss this free opportunity to watch some very special films.