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  1. SDAFF on Air

    Posted October 20th, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    Last week, Executive Director Lee Ann Kim and I visited the KSDS studios to chat with Dave Drexler on his show Inside Art. Check out our 19-minute session, during which we talked about the origins of SDAFF, recent transformations in Asian cinema, and some highlights of this year’s festival. And earlier this week, I swung […]

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  2. Interview with Patrick Wang, director of the film IN THE FAMILY

    Posted October 20th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    SDAFF programmer Eric Lallana chats with Patrick Wang, director, writer, co-producer, and lead actor of the riveting custody drama IN THE FAMILY.   How did the idea of the film come about? A couple years ago, I met Evan Wolfson. He’s a civil rights attorney unlike any lawyer I’ve ever met. He was talking about […]

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  3. Interview with S. Casper Wong, director of THE LULU SESSIONS

    Posted October 17th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    Great documentaries have the power to capture a beautiful moment before it disappears forever. In the captivating – and often hilarious – LULU SESSIONS, filmmaker S. Casper Wong captures her final months spent with a best friend. The director talks to SDAFF about turning personal memories into a documentary that has played the world.  You […]

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  4. Interview with Kimberly-Rose Wolter, writer/producer/star of KNOTS

    Posted October 16th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    Programmer Eric Lallana chats with writer-producer-actress Kimberly-Rose Woltor about her Hawaii-set romantic comedy KNOTS, directed by Michael Kang. What was the inspiration behind KNOTS and how long was the journey from writing the story to making it a movie? I really wanted to write a fun, sweet story. I was coming off of TRE which […]

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  5. Interview with Hiram Chan, Jeff Mizushima, and Emily Yoshida, directors of SALAD DAYS

    Posted October 7th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    SDAFF’s Brian Hu makes no secret his love for director Jeff Mizushima’s Etienne! (SDAFF ’09). Mizushima’s latest film SALAD DAYS, co-directed with Emily Yoshida and Hiram Chan, looks at infatuation in the time of Facebook. The following interview was conducted via email because Brian no longer has the facility to speak to people face to […]

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  6. Interview with Kathy Huang, director of TALES OF THE WARIA

    Posted October 4th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    Artistic Director Mye Hoang chats with director Kathy Huang about her new documentary film TALES OF THE WARIA which reveals a transgender community in Indonesia. Huang also directed the short documentary Miss Chinatown USA which is part of the SDAFF DigiFest, an online streaming film festival available now until Dec. 31 on DramaFever. TALES OF […]

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  7. Interview with Quark Henares, director of the musical comedy RAKENROL

    Posted October 3rd, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    SDAFF programmer Eric Lallana interviews director Quark Henares about his musical romantic comedy RAKENROL, which plays this year’s San Diego Asian Film Festival. How did the idea for RAKENROL come about? My dad owned a rock music radio station, so as early as the age of 12 I was hanging out with the greats and […]

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  8. Interview with Sonali Gulati, director of the documentary I AM

    Posted September 29th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    SDAFF programmer James Paguyo chats with director Sonali Gulati about her award-winning film I AM, which explores the struggles of gay and lesbians and their families in India. You were able to successfully weave together many personal stories from a number of different sources in the Indian LGBT community. Can you talk about the research […]

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  9. Interview with Dave Boyle and Goh Nakamura of this year’s Centerpiece Film SURROGATE VALENTINE

    Posted September 20th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    Artistic Director Mye Hoang chats with director Dave Boyle and actor/musician Goh Nakamura about SURROGATE VALENTINE, this year’s Centerpiece Film, playing Sunday, October 23rd. The film, which world premiered at SXSW last spring and won the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, is Boyle’s third feature and Nakamura’s film debut. […]

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  10. Interview with Bertha Bay-sa Pan, director of this year’s opening night film ALMOST PERFECT

    Posted September 14th, 2011 by in Director Q&A

    It’s been nearly a decade since your breakthrough first feature FACE premiered. What have you been up to, and how did it lead to ALMOST PERFECT? Bertha Bay-sa Pan: I set up my own production company Slew Pictures. We produced award-winning writer/director Annette Apitz’s first feature Fighting Fish, starring Val Emmich and Halley Feiffer, currently […]

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