CAAM is proud to present, in collaboration with artist Kip Fulbeck, HAPAS.US. This new interactive website is where multiracial Asian Americans Can share their stories about the hapa experience. Community members can post videos, words, audio, photos, and meet other hapas. HAPAS.US is an evolving collection of shared media from the rich landscape of multiracial Asian Americans.
PROFILE MAKING MIXER
Come to Festival Forum in the Japantown Peace Plaza on March 14, 2009, 12PM to 5PM, and check out HAPAS.US. Stations will be available for people to make profiles and upload images, as well as record and submit videos. Bring pictures of you and family members to submit to HAPAS.US digital image wall at Festival Forum.
WE ARE HAVING A HAPAS.US LAUNCH PARTY!
Enjoy light refreshments!
O Izakaya Lounge at the Hotel Kabuki ( a short walk from the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas )
1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
5:00 PM – 7:00PM, Saturday, March 14, 2009
MULTIRACIAL / MULTIMEDIA
Saturday 3/14 – 1:00pm;
Sakura Room ( in Hotel Kabuki )
Join an award winning group of panelists for a fascination exploration of race, media and innovation. Diffusing the boundaries of live action and animation; mixing the textures of film and video; using cell phones and social media websites as creative tools and delivery systems. These are but a few of the strategies employed to represent perspectives and experiences themselves defined by mixing and layering.
Friday 3/13/ – 8:20pm, Pacific Film Archive
Sunday 3/15 – 12:45pm, Sundance Kabuki 4
Tuesday 3/17 – 6:30pm, Sundance Kabuki 3
Saturday 3/21 – 7:00pm, Camera 10
Jennifer Phang | USA, 2008 | 106mins
Jennifer Phang’s debut feature potently captures the mounting tensions in two suburban Northern California families rocked by furtive sexuality and abandonment as the outside world crumbles around them. The children react in imaginative ways ranging from lyrical flights of animation to supernatural powers.
THE SPEED OF LIFE
FRI 3/13 – 9:15PM KABUKI (SPEE13)
MON 3/16 – 9:00PM KABUKI (SPEE16
Dir. Ed Radke | USA, 2007 | 84mins
A lyrical story that follows a gang of thieving kids and the oddball characters who lie in their path. Director Ed Radtke (THE DREAM CATCHER, SFIAAFF ’00) uses multiple formats to capture moments of life seemingly filtered through old VHS tapes, the shadows of strangers, or flickering blue dime-store lights.
MORE HAPA FILMS AT THE FESTIVAL
In conjunction with the launch of HAPAS.US, we would like to highlight works that are either multiracial Asian Americans or that touch upon issues of the mixed-race experience.
– Diamond Head, Dir. Guy Green
– The Love of Siam, Dir. Chookiat Sakveerakul
– Son of Golem, Dir. Alex Cheng
– The Speed of Life, Dir. Ed Radke
– Dim Sum & the Racetrack, Dir. Sulima Rodriguez*
– Five Fingers, Dir. Kevin Barker*
– Green Dolphin, Dir. Oliver Husain*
– Parallel Adele, Dir. Adele Pham*
– Shrivel, Dir. Oliver Husain*
– Suspended, Dir. Kimi Takesue*
– Yellow Sticky Notes, Dir. Jeff Chiba Sterns*
*indicates short films
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