The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) is the largest Asian American Film Venue in the country. The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) played host for it in San Francisco and this year CAAM celebrates it’s 30th year as an established Asian American organization.
The San Jose opening night feature film, Au Revoir Taipei, written and directed by Arvin Chen, kicked off the film festivities for the festival at the Camera 12 Cinemas. The cast and crew that were present at the screening were filmmaker Arvin Chen, producers In-Ah Lee and Philipp Steffens, behind the scenes videographer John Wu, and actor Lawrence Ko.
The film was a comedic creative piece about a guy who falls in love for this girl that works in a bookstore, the cat and mouse adventures of wannabe gangsters led on by their boss, and the food, scenes, and other sights around the city of Taipei.
After the San Jose opening night film guests walked over to the former San Jose Museum of Modern Art, now just called the San Jose Museum of Art. Filmmakers, actors, and guests came to celebrate the night away with drinks, snacks, music, mingling, dancing, and a stroll through the galleries.
The festival lasted throughout the weekend with screenings on Saturday and Sunday. Many made the festival in San Francisco and San Jose a great success. Next year plan on supporting Asian American media and watch a screening of some amazing pieces. Until next year’s festival, keep posted for other events that the Center for Asian American Media put on throughout the year. More information can be found on their website at www.asianamericanmedia.org
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