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The 3rd Annual Mr. Hyphen competition

Back by popular demand, Hyphen presents the 3rd annual Mr. Hyphen competition on October 4, 2008, celebrating the men of the Asian American community. Mr. Hyphen is an energy-filled evening of fun and charity. Rounds will be decided alternately by an audience vote and by an illustrious panel of judges. The man who is crowned Mr. Hyphen wins a $1000 cash donation to his nonprofit organization.

MVFF and CAAM present FOCUS ASIA

As part of the MVFF focus series, CAAM is pleased to co-present FOCUS ASIA at the 2008 Mill Valley Film Festival. MVFF will present a number of award-winning new Asian narrative and documentary films, including the CAAM-funded THE BETRAYAL (NERAKOUN), directed by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasaveth

SFFS Screen presents OPERA JAWA

One of seven films commissioned by Peter Sellars for his New Crowned Hope festival commemorating the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, OPERA JAWA is at once a requiem for victims of violence and natural disaster, a postmodern movie musical and a foot fetishist’s dream.

CALAVERA HIGHWAY broadcast premiere on P.O.V

Calavera Highway premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 at 10 p.m. on PBS, part of the 21st season of P.O.V. Calavera Highway is a sweeping drama of the Mexican American migrant experience, as revealed in the passage from one generation to the next. It is the intimate story of seven brothers who took that journey.

Bracketing Race

By Misa Oyama

Last month an Asian American protest against Sacramento’s free public screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s led to the film’s cancellation. Although the film is famous for Audrey Hepburn’s starring role, it also includes Mickey Rooney in a minor role as a buck-toothed Japanese landlord.