Chinese Film Festival
China has the fastest growing film industry in the world and is now the third largest film producer globally. China's film industry produced over 500 films in 2009, compared to just 100 in 2002. According to the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, China's box office receipts exceeded $1.6 billion in 2010, a 40 percent increase from the previous year's $908 million, and a 700 percent increase from box-office receipts in 2005, about $230 million. The billion plus revenue in 2010 is attributed to the success of Avatar and two Chinese blockbusters from China's No. 1 director, Xiao gang Feng: Aftershock, an action adventure epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976, and If You Are the One 2, a romantic comedy sequel starring You Ge, China's No. 1 actor will be showing at the 2011 New York Chinese Film Festival.
New York Chinese Film Festival prides itself on offering American audiences the best and most up-to-date in Chinese cinema. The lineup features 17 films and will run at AMC Village VII Theatre at 66 Third Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets on Wednesday, November 9th through Sunday, November 13th. There will be Five North American Premieres including Sleepless Fashion (Devil Wears Prada-like) a comedy opening in China on October 21st, Perfect Baby a Sino-French urban romance, Hello! Mr. Tree an art-house black comedy, The Sorcerer and the White Snake, and One Wrong Step a new romantic comedy invested by Sony Pictures. There will also be two New York Premieres: The Stool Pigeon an action thriller that examines the fine line between cops and their undercover informants, and Little Big Soldier an action adventure comedy starring Jackie Chan.
The New York Chinese Film Festival will be running from Tuesday, November 8th through Sunday, November 13th. For a complete 2011 NYCFF schedule of events and to order discounted tickets for AMC Village VII Theatre or Lincoln Center's black-tie Red Carpet Opening Night Gala visit www.nycff.org.
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