Jump to navigation. It's nice to see a film festival get back to its origins. Inthe 16th SFIAAFF March returned to a program in which the majority of feature-length films had been made Stateside, evidence that independent film deserves a showcase without being overshadowed by American premieres of foreign productions.
It showcases an eclectic mix of the best short films made by emerging and mid-career Asian American artists. Through our film festival, artist talks, and live performances, we provide a fresh perspective on the Asian American experience. The festival features all genres including narrative, experimental, documentary and animation; and also showcases music and other disciplines.
Socheata Poeuv didn't know that her family survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. She journeys to Cambodia to find the truth about her family's past. Khmer Legacies has a goal of videotaping the testimonies of thousands of Cambodian survivors, having children interview their parents.
Summer Palace is a chronicle of those times, and the times before then. Naturally this got the movie a grand premiere at Cannes, pissing off the Chinese government the Chinese-French co-production hit the festival circuit before the official censors had a chance to eye it and resulting in a five-year ban from making films in China for its director, Lou Ye. Lou follows a different tack from his Chinese New Wave contemporaries what is it now, the sixth generation? His movies are drenched in atmosphere above all else — not everything everyone does makes complete sense, but the mood sticks with you.
That feeling grows stronger when he meets and falls for Micky Kelly Hua Chinese woman who conveniently speaks perfect English. In fact, every woman he encounters immediately finds Liam irresistible, which keeps throwing the film off kilter because he spends most of his time being a first-class pill. He has a girlfriend in high school in L.
Some of the higher-profile entries are surprisingly disappointing, but there are plenty of gems hidden in the less heralded films. A more interesting film, also centering on Filipino-Americans, closes the fest. As in The Flip Sidethe film locates the hopes for repairing a dislocated culture in a vital but willful young man, here Ben Mercado Dante Bascowhose decision to forsake a medical career for cartooning almost destroys his family.
It is the world's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian film, food and music programs that occurs annually in May. The movie follows the story of Rose, played by Eva Noblezada, a 17 year old Filipina who dreams of becoming a country music singer. Her world is upended when her mom is arrested by ICE and deported.
Fargo Film Festival. From a Silk Cocoon was one of the four programs nominated for the award out of the twenty-four total submissions to the category. Click here for more awards news! Click here to download and print a.
A recently arrived Korean immigrant in Toronto struggles to overcome isolation and teen heartbreak. Grace Lee in Person. A "documentary" on one of the lesser-known marginalized communities of Los Angeles: zombies.
Throughout the year, 3rd I screens films and videos around the Bay Area. Our shows include original thematic programming, co-presentations with a diverse array of film festivals, fundraisers for Non-Profits, and Private Screenings for filmmakers and industry programmers. Dishonored 52' Sigrun Norderval, Pakistan. The Movie, and we close the evening with a talk and book-signing by renowned author and activist, Raj Patel, about the politics of food distribution.