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Sunsets Plays in New York, Calder Shows in NY, and I Love Banana Magazine

Alexander Calder shows at the Whitney Museum and the exhibition demonstrates the eye for design and an original creative spirit. Mobiles and Stabiles may be too close together in this space, but we did get to see an art handler move the pieces. We carefully got close to the third piece that was nudged hence I shot the above photo unobstructed by people. I asked if Calder made notes to tell folks how and where to move the pieces and he said Calder did leave some notes but the Calder Foundation gave him some tips. That's Eugenia Yuan on the left.  I like how the security guards fit this piece nicely. I'll guess someone thought of that before but it...

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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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Asian American Film Festival in Chicago

Greetings from Chicago Tim Hugh, one man bandleader of the Chicago Asian American Film Festival This is Tim Hugh and his dog Helga in his kitchen in Chicago. Tim has run the only Asian American Indie Film Fest (i.e. no “imports”) for 12 of the 17 years that it’s been in existence. In this picture, he’s a one man bandleader- running it solo, something I can relate to as a solo musician. I’m in town to promote my film “Daylight Savings” which premiered at SXSW this year, and will be the opening night film this year. Joining me at the screening will be Michael Aki who plays my cousin in the film. I met Mike at this very festival in...

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Sunsets Again…

Just found this. All apologies to my cousin Michael Aki who did the heavy bulk of the editing and who co made the film. Yes, maybe I said those things about Godard. Thanks Keith Lock, a artist filmmaker dude I met in Toronto who can eat Vegemite. I’m always stunned that people can remember such minute details.   [youtube]ty43Z4kSwDE[/youtube]   [youtube]ExmDcdk4b3A[/youtube]  

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