Co-presentation of MATCHA DRUNKEN FIST at the Asian Art Museum

You’ve seen Jet Li do it in movies—now watch international champions Philip Wong and Zhang Hong Mei lead members of their martial arts school Pacific Wushu in an electrifying jaw-dropping performance of fierce fighting infused with complex movements, speed, and artistic expression.


Gay Korean Film NO REGRET showing in US theatres this week

The groundbreaking NO REGRET is a classic romance interwoven with a realistic depiction of class conflict and contemporary Korean gay life. The first true gay film from Korea, centers on Sumin (Lee Young-Hoon), a poor 18 year-old orphan who seeks his fortune in the bright lights of Seoul.


The (Almost) Invisible Strike

You may not have seen it on the news, but this week the service workers at the University of California campuses and hospitals have been holding a five-day strike to call for higher wages.


Chi-hui tell us about his Flaherty experience

Check out the article Chi-hui Yang, our SFIAAFF Director, wrote about his experience curating the Flaherty Film Seminar, which took place this past June in upstate New York. It is unique look into this year’s seminar and its themes.


Diss-Orienting: A Blog by Joie Tran

This is a new series dedicated to spastic fits of rage and rapture specifically for those equipped with Netflix and extra disposable income to attend the local indieplex.


Co-presentation of Help: A Benefit Concert for Burma and Sichuan

Can you imagine? 1,000,000 people, the populations of Oakland and San Francisco combined, already have or might die in Burma ( Myanmar ) as a result of Cyclone Nargis. 10 times that amount, up to 11,000,000 people have been left homeless in Sichuan province of China because of the earthquake. Are you going to “help”?

Co-presentation of CAMPAIGN on P.O.V

CAAM co-presents CAMPAIGN, a startling insider’s view of Japanese electoral politics. In this portrait of a man plucked from obscurity by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to run for a critical seat on a suburban city council.