TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to once again co-present a couple of film selections screening at the premier San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. This year, we’ve chosen to highlight and promote two films starring two of our very own Taiwanese American actors, the beautiful Lynn Chen and Michelle Krusiec, who we both have previously interviewed and featured.
Note that Lynn Chen is in an unheard-of four movies at the film festival this year, so we’re dubbing this the Lynn-sanity film festival week! We hear she’ll be around for some of the screenings too, so be sure to say hello to her!
Watch our 2011 interview with Lynn Chen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8SeBFuVY30
Watch our 2011 interview with Michelle Krusiec: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woKHxmjYCZE
Tickets are selling out fast, so be sure to join us for these screenings in both the San Francisco and San Jose portions of the festival:
Nice Girls Crew
Tanuj Chopra / USA / 60 min
Three childhood friends reunite for a book club in this raunchy, Bridesmaids-meets-Arrested Development, comedy series. Starring Sheetal Sheth, Michelle Krusiec, and Lynn Chen, this CAAM production is created/written by Christine Kwon and directed/written by Tanuj Chopra (Punching at the Sun). Stars in person!
Saturday, March 10, 2012. 6:30 pm @ Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco
Thursday, March 15, 2012. 4:30 pm @ Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco
Saturday, March 17, 2012. 8:00 pm @ Camera 3 Cinemas, San Jose
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Yes, We’re Open
Richard Wong / USA / 2011 / 80 min / World Premiere
Parry Shen and Lynn Chen star as a San Francisco couple whose sex life starts to fizzle—until another couple (Sheetal Sheth, Kerry McCrohan) appears with a more “flexible” approach to monogamy. A rollicking new romantic comedy from Rich Wong and H.P. Mendoza (Colma: The Musical).
Sunday, March 11, 2012. 6:30 pm @ Castro Theater, San Francisco
Sunday, March 18, 2012. 12:30 pm @ Camera 3 Cinemas, San Jose
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Other films that Lynn Chen can be seen in during the week include Surrogate Valentine 2 and Saving Face. Michelle Krusiec is also a cast member of a short film called LA Coffin School, directed by Erin Li (who we have featured previously). Additionally, both Lynn and Michelle will join Joan Chen and the cast & crew for a reunion event during the Saving Face screening.
We’re strong supporters of seeing more Asian Americans represented in the media, and if you are too, be sure to consider becoming a member or donor for the Center for Asian American Media, the sponsoring organization for the film festival!
Are you a Taiwanese American Professionals member in the SF/Bay area? Don’t forget to check out the featured Taiwanese film, Night Market Hero, at the festival also. TAP-SF co-presents screenings in both San Francisco on Monday, March 12 and San Jose on Saturday, March 17.