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2023 New York Asian Film Fest in the Works – Part 1: Ya Gotta Get Ready

Tickets went on sale June 23 for the 22nd edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) presented by the New York Asian Film Foundation and Film at Lincoln Center (FLC).

It’s running from July 14–30 at Film at Lincoln Center with a special weekend of screenings, July 21–23, at a new venue in the historic Barrymore Film Center in Fort Lee, N.J., the birthplace of the motion picture industry in America. In the works are WORD Film reviews of pre-fest screeners provided for review. More about that later

What Should Hunter Students Expect of the New CUNY Chancellor, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez

WORD Reporters Areber Rexha and Malik Young interviewed Queens College student leaders about their experiences and opinions of their former college president, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez for a series of articles. This last article is based on interviews with a few Hunter students. The reporting for the series of articles, based on the Queens interviews, was recognized with a reward by the CUNY University Student Senate.

New CUNY Chancellor’s First Day at Work “Greetings”

“I want to thank you for placing your confidence in me. I will spend each and every day working to justify that confidence and to meet the high expectations for this institution I love. I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees, and the entire University community, as we begin to move on into CUNY’s next chapter together.¡Saludos!”

Russian Film Week in New York City, December 8-14

This year’s diverse program of 14 films includes Russia’s submission for the 2019 Academy Awards®, SOBIBOR, directed by, and starring, Konstantin Khabensky; ANNA KARENINA: VRONSKY’S STORY, directed by Karen Shakhnazarov; a dramatic biopic THE STORY OF ONE APPOINTMENT, directed by Avdotya Smirnova. Visiting filmmakers and actors include filmmaker Alexey Uchitel, founder of Rock Studio Films; directors Karen Shakhnazarov, Olya Zueva, Susanna Alperina, and many others.