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  • LITTLE MAO

    Director Allan TONG | 7 mins | Canada Little Mao is an farcical retelling of the Chinese Socialist Revolution through 12-year-old Bobby Tung as Mao Zedong. After an accident, Bobby, in a baseball team on a losing streak, subsequently leads his team to victory. Becoming Chairman Mao incarnate, Bobby must choose between his teammates and his monopolization of power. Part of the IN TIMES OF INNOCENCE Shorts Program Screening: Saturday August 3,…

    CINEMA SPOTLIGHT: ARVIN CHEN AND WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW?

    …et in the interior spaces. What was the collaboration like? AC: It is interesting, because my first short MEI and AU REVIOR TAIPEI feel very, very similar in terms of the style. But this movie was supposed to be different, a little bit simpler, a little bit lighter, a little bit more controlled. RETURN TICKET is very different; that is almost more like a documentary with the style of shooting. This movie we really wanted to be like very everyday…

    CINEMA SPOTLIGHT: YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT

    …ted this illusion of a different space. So in Ellen’s monologue, when she’s brushing Linda’s hair – I shot entirely through a mirror. You don’t really notice but every now and then you can see a little bit of the edge. And during the wedding scene, Mr. Huang was shot through a mirror too. It diffused the image a little bit because there were some grain and dust on the mirror. This gives it a magical quality. Every…

    Interview with Director Tobias Reeuwijk of 1000 HANDS OF THE GURU

    …ns for the thangka to engage younger people.   AS: Is that how you see 1000 HANDS OF GURU? As a use of technology that sheds light on a declining tradition? TR: Yeah, definitely. One of the goals was to show the world a little of what Bhutan has to offer. Most people don’t know where Bhutan is and it is kind of a tiny country. The general message is that every culture is significant and it’s important to take the time to know where we…

    The Public Interest: Reporting From The Arab Spring Front – A Conversation with May Ying Welsh– Part 2

    …that the state knows best, and that everything else is a sham. It’s amazing how your camera is the only one who goes against the state basically. MYW: I mean, there was some media that showed up here and there–BBC came for a little while, CNN came for a little while and ABC came for a little while–everybody came for a few days, but nobody stayed. Nobody came and just stuck with this thing to see this transpire. What we did at Al Jazeera was to…

    Asian CineVision Presents the 36th Asian American International Film Festival

    …se bonds, and illumines our weaknesses under unknown forces – whether it is power, economic uncertainty, loss of innocence, grief, or simply the unknown. Aug 3 3:30pm Anthology Film Archives . Featuring the following shorts: Little Mao (Dir. Allan TONG), Advantageous (Dir. Jennifer PHANG), Rainy Day for Earth Worms (Dir. Gary MEI), Three Light Bulbs (Dir. Min DING), Howard (Dir. Carolyn WONG). AN UNBOUNDED ROMANCE: What is the…

    ACV presents AAIFF13 National Festival Tour

    …comedic, dysfunctional and inexplicable tensions that characterize those bonds, and illumines our weaknesses under unknown forces – whether it is power, economic uncertainty, loss of innocence, grief, or simply the unknown. LITTLE MAO dir. Allan TONG | 7 mins | Canada ADVANTAGEOUS dir. Jennifer PHANG | 23 mins | USA A RAINY DAY FOR EARTHWORMS dir. Gary MEI | 15 mins | USA View on Dramafever! THREE LIGHT BULBS dir. Min DING | 16 mins | Canada,…

    If I Can’t See You, You Can’t See Me: On TYRUS and Representation

    …e people that looked like me, from history so easily. Poof. Like we never existed. And of course, the rational part of me knew that Asians had lived in America during and prior to the 20th century, yet somehow there was very little evidence to substantiate my logic. Our stories [we][a]re either found in the margins or nowhere at all. Just as I was about to move on from the American Wing, I spotted “Self-Portrait as a Photographer” by Japanese…

    POINT OF INTEREST: INTERVIEW WITH MAN FROM RENO WRITER/DIRECTOR DAVE BOYLE

    …ollowing your gut for better or worse. Avoiding spoilers is a never ending challenge for this movie. Even our trailer probably makes it look like Ayako and Pepe meet in the first reel. I think it’s important to give people a little taste of what’s to come while concealing as many medium and big surprises as you can. Hopefully people walk in knowing what kind of movie this is without knowing all of our secrets. CV: Some of the objects – if…

    The Public Interest: Reporting From The Arab Spring Front – A Conversation with May Ying Welsh– Part 3

    …smashing the democracy movement in Bahrain. Qatar has to live with the other members of the GCC. It has to live with Saudi Arabia, which is gigantic in size, powerful. And it has to live with Bahrain which is like an ally, a little brother or little sister of Saudi Arabia. And it has to live with the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Kuwait. At the end of the day, you have to live with these people–you have to be in an alliance with them. One of…