The Festival moves to San Jose March 21-23

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March 21-23 in San Jose at the Camera 12 Cinemas.

The 26th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) is proud to present for the eighth year, the Festival in San Jose. Running from March 21-23, 2008, the Festival will screen 17 dynamic and exiting works at the Camera 12 Cinemas which offer a cross-section of the finest in Asian American and Asian cinema. From groundbreaking American indies to acclaimed features from Asia, and from hard-hitting documentaries to cutting-edge shorts, there’s something for everyone. The Festival is pleased to work with its Community Partners, Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS) and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) to present its South Bay screenings.

Opening Night – Richie Mehta’s AMAL and Gala at San Jose Museum of Art.

The Festival is pleased to present the feature narrative debut by Indian Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta, AMAL, as the opening night film of the SFIAAFF in San Jose. Expanded from a short film of the same name which was screened at the Festival in 2005, AMAL is a street-level fable of modern India as seen through the eyes of a kind-hearted rickshaw driver, a cantankerous millionaire-turned-homeless man, and the man’s scheming, jaded family members. Featuring newcomer Rupinder Nagra as rickshaw driver Amal, the film also has a who’s-who of Indian performers, including Seema Biswas (WATER), Roshan Seth (SUCH A LONG JOURNEY), and the legendary Naseeruddin Shah (MONSOON WEDDING; BHUMIKA).

After the screening, audiences can walk down the block to continue the evening at the San Jose Museum of Art, host of the San Jose Opening Night Gala. The Festival is pleased to partner with the Museum to present this special evening. The Museum is located at 110 S. Market Street in San Jose.

For tickets and the schedule, please click here.