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SFIAAFF '09 Student Delegate – Silence, Love

I’m writing this from my uncle-in-law’s house in San Leandro, squeezing in some time with my fourth aunt and her daughter, visiting from Arizona. In the hour after I arrived at San Leandro’s BART station shortly before 10 PM, my aunt called my fifth aunt and her children in Seattle, talked about her health, my fourth aunt’s health, my grandmother’s health, then called my grandfather in Saigon’s Chinatown.

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SFIAAFF '09 Student Delegate – Fruit Fly

FRUIT FLY, oh how I could sing your praises for hours! So where do I begin? Okay… so I’ll admit that I’m a bit bias. I’ve been a big fan of H.P. Mendoza’s work since I saw COLMA last year for a class.

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Memoirs of a Superfan, Vol. 4.3: A Short Course in Shorts

Like a fetus in a womb, I’ve been snuggled into my stadium seat in a dark Kabuki theater. Absorbing, reflecting, enjoying. This festival does nurture me and many others, as does its parent organization, CAAM. SFIAAFF brings the life of Asia and Asian America to you through the powerful umbilical cord of film.

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SFIAAFF 09 Best Fest Photo Contest

SFIAAFF is searching for the Best Fest Photo! Submit your best Festival photos and enter to win a trip for two to Las Vegas and a $500 Macy’s shopping spree. Submit submit your best Festival photos and enter to win!

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SFIAAFF 09 Closing Night Screening and Party Tonight!

Complete your festival experience with the Closing Night Screening/Awards Ceremony and Party. After the announcement of the festival’s award winners at the plush Sundance Kabuki Cinemas stay to watch the screening of TREELESS MOUNTAIN.

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SFIAAFF '09 Student Delegate – "Fruit Fly aka San Francisco: The Musical"

Down at the Castro Theater, the energy emitting from the audience in response to the film was unlike anything I’d ever seen before. In that way, it was almost like an interactive live theater performance. I was laughing so hard I thought I might choke and I certainly wasn’t alone. It was one big inside joke, but everybody was in on it.