Sweatshop Dolls, an Egoist, and a Cat-fished Trans: The New York Asian Film Festival Returns (NYAFF)

Brandon Judell
6 min readJul 26, 2023
The “Egoist” vows, “I don’t know what love is.” The romancing of Ryohei Suzuki, winner of the Best New Actor Award at NYAFF, proves otherwise.

Fortunately, once again, in fact for the 22nd time, NYAFF is supplying a solid, cultural one-two punch to the jaw of rampant bigotry against Asians, American and otherwise.

With over 70 offerings, including eight world premieres, from 15 countries including Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia…

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Brandon Judell

For half a century, Brandon Judell has covered the LGBTQI scene and the arts. He currently lectures at The City College of New York.