Critical articles, commentaries, analyses.

Book Review: Ghostlife of Third Cinema

What is the current state of Asian American film? And what exactly is Third Cinema? How do these two worlds intertwine? Alvin Shen reviews Ghostlife of Third Cinema, in which author Glen Mimura attempts to address these questions and more.

Between Cynicism and Hope by Geraldine Ah-Sue

I’ve been thinking about the idea of suspicion lately. There is a lot to be wary about, and yet the idea of suspicion presents an infinite range of possibility – for the creation of counter-narratives and counter-cultures, for example. I would argue that there must be some slight inkling of suspicion that continues to motivate the work that CAAM does today.

Dispatch from the 55th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

By SFIAAFF Director Chi-hui Yang

The annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar has for decades been one of the world’s most important and vital places to explore contemporary documentary and experimental cinema, and its 2009 edition offered no evidence to dispute this.