The second annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival kicks off Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11th.
A familiar face in this year’s festival is New Jersey native Aaron Yoo. Best known for his roles in the movies “Disturbia and “21”, the Penn alum hopes his love for acting will inspire other young people.
“You open up avenues for kids who might not normally pursue acting, dance, theatre, that sort of thing,” said Yoo.
The festival will screen 11 feature films, including 5 documentaries by and about Asian Americans across the country.
A majority of the films will be screened at two locations –The Ibrahim Theatre at the International House at 37th and Chestnut Street and the Asian Arts Initiative at 12th and Race Street.