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Class of 97 Sunsets at AAIFF Aug 4th and Panel Discussion Aug 5th

Sunsets the film hasn't shown since 2009 and now at it's 20th year since it was released, it's showing at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York City.  Surely unknown to most of you, I co-directed this feature film along with my cousin Michael Aki. Sunsets was part of the "Asian American New Wave" which was comprised of four feature films in 1997 including Shopping for Fangs (directed by Quentin Lee and Justin Lin), Yellow (directed by Chris Chan Lee), and Strawberry Fields (directed by Rea Tajiri).  Sunsets is showing at this festival along with the other three films and my cousin and co-director Michael Aki and I will be in attendance Aug 4th 9pm at Village East Cinema and...

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The Jew and The Lotus EPISODE 64: Indie Asian American Cinema and Banksy the Massive Attack Guy

Latest episode is up. We're at episode 64 and we talk about my old film Sunsets which will show at the Asian American Independent Film Festival in NYC In August 4th along with a panel discussion the following day. It's an homage to the Asian American cinema Class of 97 which featured Shopping for Fangs by Quentin Lee and Justin Lin, Sunsets by myself and Michael Aki, Strawberry Fields by Rea Tajiri, and Yellow by Chris Chan Lee. I do wonder who will show up. It's been 20 years since we made our films which might have been bigger than we all know.  http://www.thejewandthelotus.com/podcast/2017/6/25/episode-64

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