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8mm Film Review: “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres”

Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres Ben Fong-Torres, Annie Liebovitz, and Cameron Crowe. Written, directed, and produced by Suzanne Joe Kai. “Ben was in the middle of this revolution from the get-go and it all … Continue reading

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Film Review: ‘The Search for General Tso’

The Search for General Tso (2014) Written and directed by Ian Cheney There is a very small Chinese hole-in-the-wall in my neighborhood where, if you’re there at the right time, you can often see a small group of middle-aged Chinese … Continue reading

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‘Stateless,’ Documentary about Vietnamese Refugees Plays at LAAPFF 2013

EDITORS NOTE from Joz: 8Asians is proud to be a community co-presenter of various films at the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, presented by Visual Communications. http://youtu.be/BhsoIJReVGg Stateless is a documentary in Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival … Continue reading

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Having An Asian Moment: The Movie “Single Asian Female”

Among all the Asian-centric films I saw at SXSW this year, Single Asian Female was probably the most disturbing…and in a weird, creepy way, it was one of the most heartfelt. Directed by San Francisco-based filmmaker Debbie Lum, the documentary … Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE: Giveaway of ‘The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom’ (Limited Engagement) Tickets in L.A.

Hey everyone – you have just 1 hour left to submit your name and receive free tickets to to see ‘The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom’ (Limited Engagement), provided by 8Asians and the filmmakers! Tonight is your last chance to … Continue reading

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The Nanny Business: A Documentary on the Plight of Filipina Nannies in Canada

On our family vacation in Vancouver Canada, the Wife and the Brother-In-Law were buying atis and lanzones in Granville Island‘s public market, so I minded the kids.  While I was watching them, I noticed some Filipinas who were also taking … Continue reading

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The Taqwacores & A Jihad For Love: Realistic Portrayals of Muslims in Film

With the release of Sex & The City 2 and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time this weekend, I am compelled to voice out my concerns over their portrayals of Middle Easterners or in the case of Prince of … Continue reading

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Fashion Designer Nary Manivong Gets ‘Dressed’

At the first New York Fashion Week I attended in September 2007, I went to a show outside of Bryant Park’s village of tents that showcased the collection by a designer by the name of Nary Manivong. His collection was … Continue reading

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POP 88 #42 – The House of Suh

While there were a lot of really fascinating documentaries shown at this year’s Hot Docs World Documentary Festival in Toronto this past week, one of the more stand out ones was “The House of Suh”. Directed by Iris Shim, the … Continue reading

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The Whale that Exploded in the Streets of Taiwan

Yes, you read that correctly. Back in 2004, a whale exploded in the city streets of Tainan, Taiwan. Before you assume that Taiwanese geniuses have developed some sort of biological weapon of mass destruction, you should know that this accident … Continue reading

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“24 City,” movie from China’s most noted contemporary filmmaker: Win tickets to opening night in SF!

UPDATE: Our winner has been selected! Congrats to Peter Lo who will be seeing 24 City this weekend. Thanks to everyone for playing and to Landmark Theatres for providing free tickets! Moye and I recently watched “Paper Heart,” which was … Continue reading

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