Meme Alert: Obama is Reading Your Email and the NSA knows you’re a dog

While the NSA’s scandal continues to dominate the news and with the leaker, Edward Snowden now publicly open with the reasons for leaking the documents, there’s also humor in some of the reactions. Meme culture has some pretty humorous responses to the news. There’s a whole tumblr dedicated to the idea of Obama is checking … Continue reading

Back at the Movies

It’s that time of year again. And yesterday I spent the afternoon at Cinequest seeing several films and found – I’m less excited about it than last year. To be fair – I’m comparing the net effect of last year’s festival with only the beginning of this years – so ask me next week and … Continue reading

SFIAAFF30 – Nice Girls Crew

Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing a Center for Asian American Media produced project, Nice Girls Crew with a sold out screening at the Kabuki Theater. Sheetal Sheth, Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen were stellar in their performances of three long time frienimies who attempt to start a book club but instead use the … Continue reading

Another Day at the Movies

Today I saw a collection of shorts in addition to one feature film, How to Cheat. However I don’t have time at the moment to review all of the shorts. But if you like the unexpected and sometimes creepy/horror genre then the Shorts 5 collection has enough good stuff to be worth your time. They … Continue reading

Originally posted on Parry Shen's Blog:
I wanted to do a good thing.  Really. It sounded like a good idea on paper to give a free show to all the folks out there but things just didn’t pan out the way I planned.  See for yourselves. Guess it’s probably best to just see it in…

Mixed films at Cinequest – “Mixed Kebab”, “Love, Wrinkle Free” & “Forgetting the Girl”

Yesterday I saw three films at Cinequest. I began at the San Jose REP to see Mixed Kebab which presents the story of a young Belgian Turk, Ibrahim, as he tries to juggle his homosexuality with societal expectations before an arranged marriage. Meanwhile his brother’s trouble making leads him to religious extremism after he lands … Continue reading

Young Film Makers at Cinequest (And Prop 8 is live streamed as a play)

Today I saw three productions – two at Cinequest, and one online. The online one was AFER‘s production of 8 – a play which takes dialog directly from the court transcripts of the prop 8 trial before Judge Walker. I always fear watching young film makers first works. On one hand the age means we … Continue reading

An Evening in the California Theater

Today I saw two films at Cinequest, both screened in the California Theater. First “L!fe, Happens” a charming buddy film about two roommates and how their lives change when one has to adjust to having a baby while the other remains committed to her professional ambitions. While it had all the elements of a cheesy … Continue reading

Yes We’re Open!

The film I was proud to work on last year (and that I’m continuing some side work with today) will be premiering at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival as a centerpiece this March! What’s a young, modern, and open-minded San Francisco couple to do when their relationship begins to stagnate? In the … Continue reading