The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival rocks! There’s just no other way to say it. WHATEVER IT TAKES just had its world premiere on Saturday night (3/14), and I was blown away by the experience.
By Lauren Winsor Stenmoe
To say I have been looking forward to the SFIAAFF would be a grand understatement. I can think of few things more exciting than to be able to view high-quality Asian-American cinema and have in-depth discussions with others who feel just as passionately as I do about the importance of this medium.
By Tracy Wang
Hello all! I just got back from the SFIAAFF 2009 Opening Night! I’ll admit, I was very excited getting ready and I kept looking out the Metro train window to check for my stop every 10 seconds. I really liked the energy of the Castro Theatre, and remembering back to the Comcast representative’s quick speech, I realize that the audience tonight was really a community that was fueled by film and that this energy comes only from such a strong community.
By Anjuna Rose Antony
Cameras flash away incessantly! Red carpets gleam! Fans and stars wait in excitement! Then I walk in. the wind blows the hair away from my face. I feel like a million bucks! The volunteers direct me to the guest check-in line. I tell them who I am – DELEGATE, STUDENT DELEGATE! I couldn’t wait to say that. I have been so excited ever since SFIAAFF picked me to one of their student delegates. I couldn’t wait to meet the others.
By Rebecca Chan
Basically what gets the plot rolling in My Dear Enemy, directed by Lee Yoon-Ki, starring Jeon Do-Yeon as ex-girlfriend Hee-Su and Ha Jeong-Woo as ex-boyfriend Byong-Woon. Hee-Su tracks down her ex in some racetrack bidding place and basically drives him around Seoul in search of people that he knows that would lend him the money he owes her.
The honeybees got the red carpet treatment last night, homing in on the familiar sweetness of the 27th Annual SFIAAFF. From all points of the Bay, from cities across North America and Asia, we tasted and toasted the opening of our favorite event on any continent. Ladies superbly adorned, gentlemen looking the part – the hive was buzzing, and the buzz was good.
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.