Hyphen magazine - Asian American arts, culture, and politics


How you can support this quirky documentary about parental love and the refugee experience in small-town America?

Terry K Park | Wed, Apr 25th- 5:35pm | Giap and the Last Ironing Board Factory, Tony Nguyen, Film

Filmmaker Meera Menon talks about her new film Farah Goes Bang, and its frank depiction of one woman's emerging sexuality.

Neela Banerjee | Mon, Apr 23rd- 10:16am | Film

Director Yoon Jong-bin tests audiences with an unlikeable protagonist in the film Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time.

Ken Choy | Fri, Apr 13th- 10:10am | Choi Min-sik, film, ha jung-woo, nameless gangster: rules of the time, Yoon Jong-bin, Film

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

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