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The movie screening.

That’s me and cousin Mike. I didn’t think about taking a photo together, but I’m glad it was forced upon us. Now, here it is. Our film, Sunsets showed, and it was fun to see and great to be able to relive in a way. But this version is quite different, it does feel like something brand new, and I can actually stand to watch it now. Who knows if I can see it again, but it looked great on screen. Much better than I thought. People seemed to like it too. Now what do we do with it? We’ll be doing a roundtable on Saturday night with Justin Lin, Quentin Lee, Rea Tajiri, and Chris Chan Lee, the film...

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Class of 1997, the voices and more.

Chris Chan Lee, Justin Lin, Rea Tajiri, myself, Quentin Lee, Michael Aki. We all wrote about our ideas about 1997, our trips, our films, what it was like, and what it became. This might be one of the most important posts regarding Asian American film, ever. It's a long read, and each of us in many ways seemed to have similar views looking back. I'm glad I'm not the only one. This was to be 2...

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Class of 1997, the voices and more.

Chris Chan Lee, Justin Lin, Rea Tajiri, myself, Quentin Lee, Michael Aki. We all wrote about our ideas about 1997, our trips, our films, what it was like, and what it became. This might be one of the most important posts regarding Asian American film, ever. It’s a long read, and each of us in many ways seemed to have similar views looking back. I’m glad I’m not the only one. This was to be 2 paragraphs from each of us. I thought I was doing a disservice by writing 4 or 5. It turns out, some of the others wrote nearly a book. I’m not sure if it’s great to be lumped into this nostalgia just yet, since this...

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Sunsets ID Film Festival JANM Oct 1, 2009

Remember this project? RE-CUT.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESunsets movie screening at iD Film FestivalCheck out the FACEBOOK page.October 1, 20098:00 p.m.Japanese American National MuseumNational Center for the Preservation of Democracy111 N. Central AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90012janm.org(213) 625-0414link to JANM site.The 2009 iD Film Festival is scheduled to open with a rare screening of Sunsets, the first...

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Sunsets ID Film Festival JANM Oct 1, 2009

Remember this project? RE-CUT. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunsets movie screening at iD Film Festival Check out the FACEBOOK page. October 1, 20098:00 p.m. Japanese American National MuseumNational Center for the Preservation of Democracy111 N. Central AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90012janm.org(213) 625-0414 link to JANM site. The 2009 iD Film Festival is scheduled to open with a rare screening of Sunsets, the first feature by filmmakers Michael Aki and Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura. Premiered as part of the Class of 1997 at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival over a decade ago (along with works by Justin Lin, Rea Tajiri, and others), the film has never been shown outside the festival circuit or been commercially released. Shot on grainy black...

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