SURROGATE VALENTINE is the SFIAAFF Closing Night film for San Francisco. Bay Area music stalwart Goh Nakamura plays “Goh,” a low-key indie rocker on tour with a sycophantic Hollywood actor. When he reconnects with a longtime friend (Lynn Chen), he is forced to make some bold decisions about his life. From the director of WHITE ON RICE.
We managed to visit the tropical beaches of Hawaii, the desolate ice wastelands of China, and also discuss the future of Vietnamese cinema with Vietnam’s own “Bradalinga”—Ngo Tranh and Johnny Tri Nguyen—which shows the incredible diversity of Asian and Asian-American films in the 29th annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.