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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

A Bittersweet Life
A Bittersweet Life

The 7th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival kicked off last night (October 12) at the UltraStar Mission Valley Theaters (in Hazard Center) with a sell out screening of Ham Trans tale of displacement, Journey from the Fall . The event, which continues through October 19, showcases shorts, features, documentaries, animation, and music videos from Asian and Asian American filmmakers.

Let me just begin by saying that two of the years best films can be found at this years San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF). Sometimes you need superlatives like that to wake people up and make them take notice of films that might just slip through the cracks. Just when I thought I would have to do some scraping to come up with 10 films for a year end best list, along come Hou Hsiao Hsien's Three Times (screening October 16) and Kim Ji Woon's A Bittersweet Life (screening October 14 and 17) to grab top spots.

December 20, 2006 at 07:47 AM
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April 18, 2007 at 02:25 AM
Asian Spotlight 2007 on April 23 @ 7pm in Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA. Featuring: The Exiled (China), Tazza (Korea), & Always (Japan). for more information visit

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