'The Opposite of a Fairy Tale' an Official Selection of the AAI Film Festival

The psychological drama, "The Opposite of a Fairy Tale," has been officially selected for a special preview screening by the Asian American International Film Festival in New York City.
By: Film Lab, Inc.
MANHATTAN, N.Y. - June 24, 2016 - PRLog -- The Asian American International Film Festival ("AAIFF") officially selected "The Opposite of a Fairy Tale" for a special preview screening on July 23rd at 7pm EST.  "The Opposite of a Fairy Tale" is a fictional psychological drama about an older woman who is slowly imprisoned by her family with the unwitting help of well-meaning bystanders.  Executive Director of Asian CineVision, John C. Woo, said, "This film is particularly meaningful now when more than one in every ten seniors is abused.  It's a perfect example of using film to effectuate social change."

Written by actor and Film Lab President Jennifer Betit Yen, and starring Jo Yang, Nikole Marone, Albert Chan, and Deborah Kuhn, among others, the film addresses elder abuse through a fictional narrative designed to increase awareness of a widespread societal problem and to provide viewers with the motivation and tools to combat elder abuse.

Directors Stratton and Kim shot and edited the film.  For the complete cast and to learn more about the film, visit: www.TheOppositeOfAFairyTale.com.

One version of the film previewed at The Museum of Chinese in American ("MOCA") in June to a sold out, standing room only crowd.  One elder abuse survivor who attended said after the film, "I'm very happy that Jennifer has done this film because, for the first time, we're talking about elder abuse.  How many people heard of elder abuse before they saw this film?  Not very many."  The film was inspired by the story of Betit Yen's grandmother, artist Josephine Chuch Liu Yen.

Founded in 1978, AAIFF is the first and longest running festival in the U.S. to exhibit the film and video work by media artists of Asian descent and about the Asian American experience.  AAIFF is a leading showcase for Asian American and Asian independent film and video.  More information and tickets at http://aaiff.org/2016/films/opposite-of-a-fairy-tale/.

About the Asian American Film Lab

The Film Lab is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes ethnic and gender diversity through outreach, education and production.  The Film Lab provides free or low cost programming ranging from screenwriting workshops to panels to seminars to screenings.  The Film Lab produces the television series "Film Lab Presents" and a wide variety of online content on AAFL TV. The Film Lab management team consists of Jennifer Betit Yen (President and Board Member, founder of AAFL TV Production Arm), Chloe Jenkins (Treasurer and Volunteer), Daryl King (Secretary and Board Member), Mahima Saigal (Unfinished Works), Cici Chu (72 Hour Shootout Coordinator staff), and more, along with a dedicated Board, interns and event volunteers. Board members include James Kyson and Aaron Woolfolk, among others.

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