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Class of 97: Asian American New Wave Panel at AAIFF

Evidently the Class of 97 Panel: The Asian American New Wave panel happened because of an article penned by Peter X Feng called "The State of Asian American Cinema." It was published in Cineaste Magazine CINEASTE, 24(4), 1999, pp. 20-24). It's not readable online unfortunately, but it was republished in the catalog for this film festival (AAIFF 2017). I hardly remember the article today, but I'd like to give Feng a much belated thanks for writing it and being a big part of why this panel happened. Wherever you may be, I wish you were there with us on Saturday. Thanks to John Woo as well who’s been part of the fest for a while and who was instrumental in bringing us together. The talk...

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Closing Night LAAPFF (Film Festival)

Another year rolls by. The LA Asian Pacific Film Festival has run through a week of film programming. Congrats to the folks who work on this festival. It’s looking up – way up. The closing night took place at the CGV Cinemas in Koreatown. The pics don’t do the event justice, but that’s my cousin Michael Aki who starred in the film, Daylight Savings. Yes, there are better photos of him, but these are iPhone specials!     People dancing and Michael stares at who knows what. A starlet?   Then it’s beer time. Chug.

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