“If you travel this path alone, you can wonder what the point is, but then there’s a group of us to reminisce and talk about it. That people consider Better Luck Tomorrow a classic film is kind of of funny—hopefully it’s paved way for more Asian Americans filmmakers, actors, and writers.”
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.
The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (March 12 – 22, 2009), presented by the Center for Asian American Media, wrapped with an estimated attendance of over 25,000, including over 200 filmmakers, actors and industry guests.
Long the biggest challenge for Asian American cinema has been one of access – finding a way for the films that are being made (and we know they are being made, and are good!) to reach the eyeballs of people.