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Friday, April 14, 2006

SFIFF is Just Around the Corner

It's that time of the year, when film festivals thrive the city. I normally post announcements for the SFIAAFF (NAATA presented) film fests (since I interned with them once a long, long time ago), but I missed that this year (although my sib reminded me of that). But now I am posting about the SFIFF (San Francisco International Film Festival) for a change (it's cool since it's just not limited to Asian American movies). And why do you ask? Two reasons. Two great Filipino movies being featured in the fest. One is Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros by Raymond Lee which I have been anticipating for the longest time, but is finally in SF, and will be shown May 2 and 4 at the Kabuki theaters in Japantown. Another movie is Maicling pelicula nañg ysañg indio nacional (O Ang Mahabang Kalungkutan ng Katagalugan) by Raya Martin which will be shown on April 29 and May 1st at the Kabuki as well. It's cool how the director lives in my hometown in the Philippines, and went to the same high school as well.

Anyway, the executive director of the SF Film Society (group that present SFIFF) and cofounder of indieWIRE recently launched SF360.org for indie buffs out there.

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