New Gay Asian Short Film

A Message from Oliver Chen

Dear Friends,
My name is Oliver Chen, producer of a short film called “Somewhere Else“.
Somewhere Else” (The Case of Huy) tells a complex story about love, desire, and betrayal, Somewhere Else Movieand explores the innermost struggle of two gay men between ideal and reality. The film is set in Washington, D.C., and is being shot on location here in DC.
Mike, a middle-aged Caucasian man meets Huy, a young Vietnamese immigrant. Many things set them apart: looks, age, and temperament, to name a few. But much to their surprise, they find they have some common ground. Mike’s ex-boyfriend always demanded proof of Mike’s devotion to him, but kept cheating on Mike. On the other hand, Huy has a long distance relationship with a guy he has never met. However, Huy needs a man who is close to him and able to support his material needs; and that person seems to be Mike.
This film is not trying to answer all the hard questions we face in life, but rather to provoke thinking about the relationships we let ourselves in. Somewhere Else is a place to be free, to let go and to fall in love.
Some AFW friends may find this story relative and we would love Somewhere Else to have a place in your heart too, if it first gets a chance to be introduced to your eyes. We truly hope you can help us present the film to the world and we sincerely appreciate your support!

 For details and contribution, you can go to our Indiegogo page https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/somewhere-else/x/1766366. Thank you so much in advance!

Best regards, Oliver Chen

August 2014 Events

MONTHLY SOCIAL Friday, August 29, 9:30 PM-MIDNIGHT at Tsunami Lounge, 1326 14th Street NW, second floor, Washington, DC

AFW’s 30th Anniversary Celebration – the XXX Edition

Come join us in celebrating AFW’s 30th Anniversary and welcoming the IFCon 2014 attendees at Tsunami Lounge, 1326 14th Street NW, second floor, Washington, DC. Free admission but a one drink minimum suggested. Please note that drink prices at the cash bar will include tax and tip.

XXX Anniversary

July 2014 Events

Saturday, July 19

MONTHLY SOCIAL 7:00 PM-11:00 PM at Gerald and Tony’s 839 20th Street S, Arlington, VA.

This is a potluck, please bring a dish or dessert to share.

Admission: free with food, $10 without food.

June 2014 Events

Saturday, June 7

GAY PRIDE PICNIC Time: 12 Noon-4 PM at Lubber Run Park  <click for map>

Lubber Run Park Picnic Shelter, Arlington, Virginia. AFW will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Please bring side dishes, salad or desserts.

Admission: with food, free; without food, $10.

Directions: By car, take Route 50 West from Washington. Turn right on Edison Street (third light after George Mason overpass). Turn right on 4th Street which is a dead end and use street parking.

The park is near the Ballston Metro stop on the Orange line (about a 15-minute walk from the metro station along Carlin Springs Road to the park).

May 2014 Events

Saturday, May 3

IFCon YARD SALE  12 NOON – 4 PM at  Frank & Nicolas’  1420 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Donation Request for Yard Sale to Support iFCon.  The May 3rd yard sale is to raise funds for iFCon 2014.  If you have items you wish to donate, please contact members of the Sponsorship Working Group.

Roger Sucharski, RDSuchars@aol.com, 571-245-9502
Boun Wolpov, bjpwolpov@gmail.com, 240-4214113
Coleman Baker,
clbake@gmail.com, 703-915-4133
Takashi Yamashita,
QueerAsian4Bear@yahoo.com, 202-870-8099

Frank and Nicolas are hosting the April Potluck.   You can bring small items to the potluck if you wish to donate.  If you have larger items, let a working group member know.

Suggested Items

Dishes, glasses, pans, vases, any household items, DVDs, CDs, Books, etc.
Clothing does not sell well.  DO NOT donate clothing

Saturday, May 17

MONTHLY POTLUCK  6:00-11:00 PM at Rafael & Tinoon’s 5129 Portsmouth Road, Fairfax, VA

This is a potluck, please bring a dish or dessert to share.

Admission: with food, free; without food, $10.

April 2014 Events

Friday, April 18

MOVIE NIGHT.  8:30 PM at Frank & Nicolas’  1420 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC  featuring:
A Stranger By The Lake

Summertime in France. At a cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake, Franck falls for Michel, but Michel has a regular lover. When Franck witnesses Michel killing his lover, he is shocked, but nonetheless his passion for this dangerous man overrides any sense of personal safety , and the two men begin an affair. Whilst waiting for Michel to arrive each day, Franck befriends Henri, an older man, who doesn’t fit in with the scene. Their friendship is not based on sex, but on conversation and a shared observation of their world and situation. As Franck and Michel’s liaisons continue with reckless abandonment, a policeman arrives at the lake as the body of Michel’s murdered lover has been discovered…
In French with English subtitles.

Saturday, April 26

MONTHLY POTLUCK.  7:00-11:00 PM at Frank & Nicolas’  1420 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC

This is a potluck, please bring a dish or dessert to share.

Admission: free with food, $10 without food.

March 2014 Events

Saturday, March 15

MONTHLY POTLUCK  7:00-10:00 PM
at Roger and Cuong’s 240 S. Reynolds St. #102, Alexandria, VA  (Call 703-823-3756 or email Roger at RDSuchars@aol.com if you need directions).

Roger has asked that attendees carpool if possible because parking has become more crowded. You may need to park in the back part of the parking lot.

This is a potluck, please bring a dish or dessert to share.

Admission: free with food, $10 without food.

January 2014 Events

the_big_gay_musicalFriday, January 17

MOVIE NIGHT.  8:00 PM.  At  Frank & Nicolas  1420 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC

The Big Gay Musical

When not playing leads in a musical called “Adam and Steve, Just the Way God Made ‘Em,” Paul and Eddie act out the story of their own star-crossed lives offstage. The recently dumped Paul just wants to stay in, while Eddie is still coming out.

NR – 2009 – 90 minutes

Saturday, January 25

MONTHLY POTLUCK  7:00-11:00 PM.  Frank & Nicolas 1420 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC

This is a potluck, please bring a dish or dessert to share.

Admission: with food, free; without food, $10.

For those concerned about parking, Frank and Nicolas will be home cooking so everyone is welcome to come anytime after 4:00 pm (when it is easier to find on-street parking)

Note: some of the streets in the area have parking for residents only on one side. Be sure you do not park on the residents’ side