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.
During the 2008 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, I sat down with director Gina Kim to discuss her latest film, NEVER FOREVER, which is currently playing in San Francisco at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.
Seeing only two movies in two days might put a Superfan into withdrawals, but when they’re as good as THE HOME SONG STORIES and AMAL, you feel like you’re getting your full dose.
A GENTLE BREEZE IN THE VILLAGE was the most warm, pleasant two hours I could have ever asked for. I do have to say it “Turrelled” me, but in the most welcome way possible. It Turrelled my heart.
If world journey is a theme of the festival, time travel was the motif of this weekend at the SFIAAFF.
“So it begins!” said my friend Chihiro. The 26th annual SFIAAFF has been launched, and we’re on board for a fantastic ride. An incredible journey awaits.
With a century of stories and achievements captured in over a decade of filmmaking, Pamela Tom’s award-winning TYRUS paints a beautifully intimate portrait of 105-year-old artist Tyrus Wong.
CAAM is truly blessed to have many wonderful supporters and we’d love to show the world how awesome they really are. This is a shout out to you, CAAM members! Thank you for being your amazing self!
Once we overcame the initial awkwardness of doing happy hour via laptop, the conversation flowed as if we had all known each other for years.
The CAAM-funded film is directed by Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) and produced by Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman.
She has worked on several key projects to position CAAM as a leader in the media world, including producing “Elevate, Incubate and Demonstrate: Advancing Asian American Artists in Media panel” at Sundance 2017.
Mina Shum’s Ninth Floor seems to suggest that there remains much at stake for today’s generation: the discourse changes, the struggle continues – and filmmaking remains to be an essential tool to explore how far, alas, we have yet to go.