And yet, to get his passion projects made, such as his opening-night film, "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" - about an Americanized daughter whose father visits, disapprovingly so, from China - he must join forces with Asia for valuable partnerships. That kind of re- education is becoming more commonplace. Across the United States, Asian filmmakers and actors are not banking solely on Hollywood enlightenment or American money to realize their dreams.
It screens at CAAMfest. CAAMfest documentary takes a personal look at the rough and tumble political landscape in that country. CAAMFest, the renowned Bay Area Area Asian-American film festival, is once again a sizable affair, with features from throughout the globe and numerous events on its schedule.
Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners. Their film Book Clubbing will go on to represent San Francisco against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza
On July 4th,the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center presents an experiment in cultural democracy — the first crowdsourced gallery of the Asian Pacific American experience around the world as lived on one day. The day was May 10,the th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railway. The Transcontinental Railway was an unprecedented national project that relied heavily on Chinese labor, but whose Asian history was excluded from its visual documentation in the iconic picture of the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory, Utah taken on May 10,
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.
When choreographer Joanna Haigood of Zaccho Dance Theatre first produced an aerial dance festival two years ago, it was a small event at her Bayview studio-a testing ground, says Haigood, "to see if this was something the aerial community needs here, and if we had an audience. The answer? A resounding yes.
The film industry life cycle begins anew in the first quarter of every year as awards season comes to a close and festival season gains momentum. Fellow filmgoers, we are officially in the thick of the festival circuit. The festival has steadily risen in scale and quality since Cowan and Rosen joined the organization within the last 10 years.
Friesen is a graduate of the Yale School of Music. Friesen has won four Grammy Awards to date. Friesen also runs a nonprofit production company, Sonoterra Productions, producing concerts, recordings and workshops.
Not now, but RIGHT NOW, marks a critical time in our society when we must wield the most powerful tool in our humanity to arrest the fog of incivility crawling unchecked across our nation. This tool? Dance — no matter the why, when, how, or what — creates spaces and opportunities for us to witness our commonalities and respect our differences.