As part of the MVFF focus series, CAAM is pleased to co-present FOCUS ASIA at the 2008 Mill Valley Film Festival. MVFF will present a number of award-winning new Asian narrative and documentary films, including the CAAM-funded THE BETRAYAL (NERAKOUN), directed by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasaveth
Dennis Lim’s New York Times article discusses Wayne Wang, his undefinable work, and PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA.
One of seven films commissioned by Peter Sellars for his New Crowned Hope festival commemorating the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, OPERA JAWA is at once a requiem for victims of violence and natural disaster, a postmodern movie musical and a foot fetishist’s dream.
Calavera Highway premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 at 10 p.m. on PBS, part of the 21st season of P.O.V. Calavera Highway is a sweeping drama of the Mexican American migrant experience, as revealed in the passage from one generation to the next. It is the intimate story of seven brothers who took that journey.
Mix and mingle with APA filmmakers and industry guests over delicious hors d’oeuvres & drinks. Held in conjunction with the 30th annual Independent Film Week in NYC (formerly IFP Market).
Many award winning documentaries have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area. In recognition of this fine documentary tradition, The San Francisco Foundation invites accomplished film/video/digital media artists to apply to The San Francisco Foundation Bay Area Documentary Fund for early production support.
By Misa Oyama
Last month an Asian American protest against Sacramento’s free public screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s led to the film’s cancellation. Although the film is famous for Audrey Hepburn’s starring role, it also includes Mickey Rooney in a minor role as a buck-toothed Japanese landlord.