A look at three Asian American women who aren’t geishas, hookers, or bikini-clad masseuses. NOT BLACK OR WHITE examines the stereotypical ways in which Asian women have been depicted in the media and how three acclaimed Asian American actresses challenge and defy those concepts in their creative work and careers.
Several films we’ve funded have received acceptance into film festivals and a record number have gone on to win awards. To start off with seven CAAM films were screened at our own festival: MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN, A SONG FOR OURSELVES, FRUITFLY, AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY: THE PATSY MINK STORY, PROJECT KASHMIR and WHATEVER IT TAKES. Congratulations to all the filmmakers!
The 27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival opens with Lee Yoon-ki’s MY DEAR ENEMY, a breezy, pitch-perfect ride through the streets of Seoul and into the unsuspecting world of two ex-lovers, ENEMY brims with warmth and possibility while mining the magic, mystery and foibles of human relations.
Many years ago I was taught to dream in detail and that such details involve the discipline of placing one foot patiently in front of the other. Walking to my scheduled appointment with Kiyoshi Kurosawa—whose most recent film Tokyo Sonata screened during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival—I kept watching the tips of my shoes on the sidewalk; the fulfillment of some dreams are just that vivid.
Be a part of the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films! Every March, over 300 volunteers from around the Bay Area log almost 2,500 hours to make the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) a success! Volunteer benefits include vouchers for festival screenings, the opportunity to meet film industry professionals, and more!