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Screenwriter Koji Sakai talks about his provocatively titled film, Chink, about an Asian American serial killer.

Ian Wang | Fri, Mar 23rd- 11:59am | Chink, Jason Tobin, Koji Sakai, Quentin lee, Culture, Film, Gender, Social Issues

Hollywood's next likely blockbuster, The Hunger Games is different from past remakes or adaptations of Asian stories in that its creator denies...

Alvin Lin | Wed, Jan 23rd- 10:39am | 21, avatar, battle royale, columbus, departed, hunger games, last airbender, marco polo, remakes, suzanne collins, whitewashing, Community, Culture, Film, History, Media

The director and cast of Saving Face reunited at SFIAAFF 30 to reflect on the film's significance in their lives and careers.

Terry K Park | Sat, Mar 17th- 12:53am | Alice Wu, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Saving Face, SFIAAFF 30, Events, Film, Film Festivals, SFIAAFF

How a figurative frog in the throat became the movie that everybody is talking about -- with a little help from the community.

Ken Choy | Wed, Mar 7th- 10:02am | B.D. Wong, Booboo Stewart, Chris Lee, Ellie Wen, Fabienne Wen, Harry Shum Jr., Joan Chen, Quentin lee, SFIAAFF 30, White Frog, Film, Film Festivals, SFIAAFF

Marlon Rivera sends up the Filipino indie film scene in The Woman in the Septic Tank.

Lisa Wong Macabasco | Tue, Mar 6th- 9:30am | Film Festivals, Marlon Rivera, Philippines, SFIAAFF 30, The Woman in the Septic Tank, Film, Film Festivals, SFIAAFF

An Asian American basketball phenom playing point guard for Harvard breaks racial boundaries and scoring records. Sound familiar?

Lisa Wong Macabasco | Fri, Mar 2nd- 11:44am | basketball, documentary, SFIAAFF 30, Film, Film Festivals, Gender, SFIAAFF, Sports

In Mr. Cao Goes to Washington, S. Leo Chiang follows the first Vietnamese American congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao.

Lisa Wong Macabasco | Sun, Mar 4th- 11:07am | anh joseph cao, Louisiana, sfiaaff, SFIAAFF 30, Film, Film Festivals, Politics

From California's Central Valley to America's heartland, Hmong American b-boys find a symbolic home in hip hop.

Sylvie Kim | Mon, Feb 27th- 11:30am | Among B-Boys, breakdancing, Christopher Woon, documentary, hmong americans, SFIAAFF 30, Film, Film Festivals, Reviews, SFIAAFF

Government corruption and media sensationalism help send innocent men to prison for the rape and murder of two sisters in the Philippine city of Cebu.

Sylvie Kim | Sun, Mar 10th- 3:33pm | Cebu, documentary, Give Up Tomorrow, Michael Collins, Paco Larranaga, Philippines, SFIAAFF 30, the Chiong sisters, Film, Film Festivals, Reviews, SFIAAFF

Asian Americans do age gracefully. The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival ushers in its 30th year, kicking off on March 8 with the presentation of Quentin Lee's White Frog.

Sylvie Kim | Fri, Feb 24th- 2:31pm | SFIAAFF 2012, SFIAAFF 30, Events, Film, Film Festivals, Music, SFIAAFF

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