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Asian Film Festival Comes to UC Riverside

Asian Film Festival Comes to UC Riverside

Asian Film Festival Comes to UC Riverside

The San Diego Asian Film Festival, currently in its 9th year, has offered the opportunity to view contemporary Asian and Asian American media productions through a series of screenings.  Now, for the very first time, SDAFF will have a Riverside venue.

From Tuesday through Thursday, October 21-23, we will be able to enjoy our own premieres at the UltraStar University Village 10.  And, thanks to campus support, the first film each night will be free to UCR students.  Otherwise, tickets are $5.00 for UCR students w/ ID, $7.00 for students and seniors, and $8.50 for general admission.

The UCR Libraries welcomes this inaugural event with a display in the Rivera Library lobby promoting the festival.  Assembled by Judy Lee (Reference Librarian and selector for Asian American Studies) and Kuei Chiu (Asian Studies Bibliographer and specialist for Film Studies), the display highlights some of the related materials in our collections.  Drop by and take a peek!

For a full schedule, see
http://SDAFFRiverside.ucr.edu .  There is an array of 14 pieces, including documentary, dramatic & comedic feature films, short independent films, and short animation, representing an enticing slice of Asia and Asian America for the Riverside community.

Among the titles premiering in Riverside, the following are scheduled to have a representative from the film attend:

Hollywood Chinese, directed by Arthur Dong (screening Tu October 21)
A captivating revelation on a little known chapter of cinema: the Chinese in American feature films.  Director Arthur Dong is scheduled to attend.

Planet B-Boy, directed by Benson Lee (screening Tu October 21)
A riveting documentary, profiling five international B-boy (breakdance) groups trying to win the coveted Battle of the Year in Germany.   Director Benson Lee is scheduled to attend.

Kissing Cousins, directed by Amyn Kaderali (screening W October 22)
A romantic comedy about Amir, a professional break-up artist, who tries to con his own friends with his lovely cousin.  Director Amyn Kaderali is scheduled to attend.

Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe, directed by Harry Kim (screening W October 22)
About controversial artist, David Choe, who spent years defacing buildings in L.A., journeyed through the Congo, and landed in jail in Japan.  Director Harry Kim scheduled to attend.

Ping Pong Playa, directed by Jessica Yu (screening Th October 23)
A hilarious comedy by Oscar-winning director, Jessica Yu, about a young man who fights for his family's honor at the national ping pong championships. Jimmy Tsai is scheduled to attend

  San Diego Asian Film Festival @ Riverside - October 21-23, 2008

Enjoy this event and take a peek at some of the library resources!


Submitted by Judy Lee, Rivera Library, Reference Services.

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