As a reminder for those of you living in the SF Bay Area (or who might get yourselves to San Francisco for a good film), the 26th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival opens on March 13th and continues through the 23rd.
I worked with and for the festival for nine years, ending the year after I moved to Khrungthep. Even then, when I was in San Francisco last September I met with the executive and assistant directors to serve as a sounding board for some ideas, and attended last year’s Bangkok International Film Festival as an industry guest on behalf of the SF festival. They do such good work programming an incredible festival, as befits the oldest and largest festival of its kind.
Instead of recreating work that has already been done, let me direct you to Tony’s blog. Tony is on the screening committee for the festival and his entry contains a good summary of several of the highlights of this year’s festival. I hope you’ll have an opportunity to attend!