The New York Asian Film Festival is screening two films on Sunday, June 27th – The Storm Warriors (12pm) and Bodyguards and Assassins (2:15pm). The star of the films, Simon Yam, will attend both screenings, and the folks over at New York Anime Festival want you to see the films so badly that they’re giving away two pairs of tickets to each screening.
To enter, follow NYAF on twitter (@ny_anime_fest). Send some love and make sure to include #gotoNYAFF in your tweet. Send something sparkly, nonsensical or just a good ol’ hello. According to the email I received, they’re picking the winner on June 24th.
I haven’t watched these films, but apparently they are some of the best of the best the New York Asian Film Festival are screening this year, so it certainly sounds worth the tweet. The Storm Riders, which Storm Warriors is a sequel to, was really good, so this sounds promising, especially a comped screening. The Storm Warriors finds Storm Riders’ Wind and Cloud up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China.
Bodyguards and Assassins – which also stars Donnie Yen, Leon Lai and Cung Le (from Pandorum and the upcoming Tekken movie) – is a remake of Fists of Legends II: Iron Bodyguards.
Both screenings will take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater in New York City.
Below are trailers for both films.
- Tags: Asian film | film festivals | film screenings | New York Anime Festival | New York Asian Film Festival
- People / Bands: Cung Le | Donnie Yen | Leon Lai | Simon Yam
- Shows / Movies: Bodyguards and Assassins | Fists of Legends II: Iron Bodyguards | The Storm Riders | The Storm Warriors
- Genres: Action | Martial Arts
- Story Types: Contests | Events