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Films: Asian features at 40th Portland International Film Festival

Films: Asian features at 40th Portland International Film Festival

Yayoi Lena Winfrey February 21, 2017 0

This year, Seattle’s neighbor to the south is celebrating the 40th International Portland Film Festival with several outstanding Asian features. If you like long drives and big screen excitement, then grab some wheels, head

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Sound and story, music and memory coalesce in ‘Panama Hotel Jazz’

Sound and story, music and memory coalesce in ‘Panama Hotel Jazz’

Kamna Shastri February 17, 2017 0

Each note gently rose from Susan Pascal’s vibraphone formed like a droplet and then fell, delicately merging into air. The piece, titled “Poem,” was performed as part of the show “Panama Hotel Jazz” by

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<em>Tiger Hunter</em> reveals immigrants’ stories

Tiger Hunter reveals immigrants’ stories

Yayoi Lena Winfrey February 14, 2017 0

In Tiger Hunter, directed by Lena Khan, young Sami Malik (Danny Pudi) is so in awe of his father, a renowned tiger hunter in their Indian village, that he wonders if he can ever

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Asian American artist Tyrus Wong was a real pioneer of his time

Asian American artist Tyrus Wong was a real pioneer of his time

Ellison Lynn Shieh February 13, 2017 0

Not everyone in history is recognized for their contribution to the world. Tyrus Wong lived in relative obscurity for many decades before being celebrated for his decades of work as an artist. In all

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SAAFF hopes ‘Better Luck Tomorrow’ screening will inspire better representations of Asians in Hollywood

SAAFF hopes ‘Better Luck Tomorrow’ screening will inspire better representations of Asians in Hollywood

Roxanne Ray February 11, 2017 0

A highlight of this year’s Seattle Asian American Film Festival is a repeat presentation of Justin Lin’s 2002 hit film Better Luck Tomorrow, a film that launched many careers. SAAFF Co-Director Vanessa Au reports

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Tay & Val build platforms for people to tell the truth, find transformation

Tay & Val build platforms for people to tell the truth, find transformation

Mayumi Tsutakawa February 10, 2017 0

Opening night of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23, at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian Theater, and feature films by Seattle-area filmmakers, including TEDx storytellers Tay

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Massive Monkees build community with a new generation

Massive Monkees build community with a new generation

Ester Kim February 9, 2017 0

Capturing breakdancing with a camera is difficult. Articulating it with words is as nuanced as the word itself which b-boys and b-girls refer to as “breaking” as opposed to “breakdancing”. Yet it is not

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Seattle Asian American Film Festival comes back for its fifth year

Seattle Asian American Film Festival comes back for its fifth year

Roxanne Ray February 9, 2017 0

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary, and is looking both to the past and the future of film. The SAAFF owes its origins to Northwest Asian American Film Festival,

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Tabaimo: <em>Utsutsushi Utsushi</em> is one artist’s attempt at living everything

Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi is one artist’s attempt at living everything

Rumi Tsuchihashi February 8, 2017 0

“And the point is, to live everything” extolled poet Rilke. “Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” The Asian Art Museum’s

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Films: Children’s Film Festival Seattle and Kung Fu Yoga

Films: Children’s Film Festival Seattle and Kung Fu Yoga

Yayoi Lena Winfrey February 7, 2017 0

Once again, the Children’s Film Festival Seattle presents a diverse collection of movies that adults can enjoy, too. From features to shorts, narratives to documentaries, below are some offerings by or about Asians and

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