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TWIST: 22nd Seattle Queer Film Festival offers powerful line-up

TWIST: 22nd Seattle Queer Film Festival offers powerful line-up

Yayoi Lena Winfrey October 12, 2017 0

Presented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema, TWIST: 22nd Seattle Queer Film Festival promises a powerful line-up of LGBTQ films. Below are some featuring Asians and Asian Americans. From Japan, comes Close-Knit, a tender, tear-jerking tale

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Tasveer South Asian Film Festival brings myriad of mind-blowing movies

Tasveer South Asian Film Festival brings myriad of mind-blowing movies

Yayoi Lena Winfrey October 12, 2017 0

Offering 18 feature films and 38 shorts from 11 countries, this year’s annual Tasveer South Asian Film Festival promises a myriad of mind-blowing movies. Escaping Agra is a short documentary featuring 19 year-old UC Davis

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‘State of Oregon’ explores a modern hate crime, remembers Larnell Bruce Jr.

‘State of Oregon’ explores a modern hate crime, remembers Larnell Bruce Jr.

Yayoi Lena Winfrey September 18, 2017 0

With the release of her documentary, State of Oregon, Adele Free Pham makes one of her boldest on-screen statements yet. This time, the biracial filmmaker and Firelight Doc Lab Fellow, tackles the murder of

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Film: Love, revenge, and bloodletting in ‘The Villainess’

Film: Love, revenge, and bloodletting in ‘The Villainess’

Yayoi Lena Winfrey September 7, 2017 0

'The Villainess' is the unlikely title of a film featuring a woman who’s more a victim of circumstance than a ruthless killer on a homicidal spree

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In an era of hot-headed leaders, Japanese film collective offers up anti-war movies

In an era of hot-headed leaders, Japanese film collective offers up anti-war movies

Yayoi Lena Winfrey August 17, 2017 0

As angry words are used like weapons by today’s leaders of countries possessing nuclear arsenals, cooler heads will prevail at Northwest Film Forum on August 18. On that night, the venue will host a screening

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Films: ‘Columbus,’ ‘Adventurers,’ ‘In This Corner of the World’ all land in Seattle

Films: ‘Columbus,’ ‘Adventurers,’ ‘In This Corner of the World’ all land in Seattle

Yayoi Lena Winfrey August 17, 2017 0

IE writer Yayoi Winfrey reviews three films being shown in Seattle

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Films: Dynamic duos in ‘Absurd Accident,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’

Films: Dynamic duos in ‘Absurd Accident,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’

Yayoi Lena Winfrey August 4, 2017 0

While the couple in 'Absurd Accident' is actively uncoupling, just the opposite is happening with the duo in 'Once Upon a Time,' a fantasy film with a heavy dose of adventure that turns into a tale of true

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‘One Less God’ tells 26/11 story, ‘Reset’ an explosive sci-fi thriller

‘One Less God’ tells 26/11 story, ‘Reset’ an explosive sci-fi thriller

Yayoi Lena Winfrey June 27, 2017 0

'One Less God' tells the story of 26/11, otherwise known as the 2008 Mumbai attacks, while 'Reset' is an explosive sci-fi thriller

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Films: ‘Didi’s Dream’ is psychadelic, SIFF offers colorful Asian cinema

Films: ‘Didi’s Dream’ is psychadelic, SIFF offers colorful Asian cinema

Yayoi Lena Winfrey June 8, 2017 0

There are a lot of movies to be seen on SIFF screens through June 11. There are also several new theatrical releases

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Films: ‘After the Storm’ is extraordinary, real life in ‘Bad Rap,’ tragedy in ‘Angkor Awakens’

Films: ‘After the Storm’ is extraordinary, real life in ‘Bad Rap,’ tragedy in ‘Angkor Awakens’

Yayoi Lena Winfrey May 19, 2017 0

Fans of Japanese filmmaker Kore-eda Hirokazu will rejoice as the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival unspools his latest, After the Storm. A typhoon is headed straight to where Ryota’s (Abe Hiroshi) fragmented family lives in

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