Taiwanese Cha Cha Cha: Judie Yang on Language, Culture, & Family

Judie Yang is a polyglot: she can speak English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Japanese, and Spanish. Although she doesn’t always introduce herself as a polyglot, language has always been a huge part of her identity and is a common theme that runs through all her films, including Taiwanese Cha Cha Cha, a narrative short-film now playing at the Austin Asian American Film Festival. Taiwanese Cha Cha Cha explores the connections between language, culture, and family in Taiwan as it follows a young woman…

Director Lynn Chen Debuts I Will Make You Mine at CAAMFest

For over a decade, TaiwaneseAmerican.org has been a dedicated supporter of the Center for Asian American Media’s annual film festival and community events. This year, CAAMFest presents a reimagined film festival experience online from May 13-22, 2020 during APA Heritage Month, and we are so excited to co-present the opening night film, I Will Make You Mine. Of note, Taiwanese American actor Lynn Chen (Saving Face, Nice Girls Crew, and numerous TV guest spots) makes her directorial debut with…

Taiwan Documentary Film Screening with TAP in Boston

Have you ever seen different parts of Taiwan from a bird eye view? Join Taiwanese American Professionals - Boston (TAP-Boston) as we watch Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8viB52KsUuc), a documentary with breathtaking images of Taiwan and learn about the effects of urbanization on this beautiful island. This event is held in collaboration with NEACP in memory of the director Chi Po-Lin, who passed away in an accident last month. RSVP below so we can know to expect…

Watch “The Assassin” with TAP at the San Diego Asian Film Festival

Every year the Pacific Arts Movement hosts the San Diego Asian Film Festival, a premier showcase for Asian American cinema. It is the largest exhibition of Asian cinema in the Western United States. This year, Taiwanese American Professionals - San Diego (TAP-SD) is a community partner for The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, a Taiwanese film director and producer who was voted “Director of the Decade”. Come join us by having dinner and a movie this year! COST $9.50/ticket (normally…

Through the Eyes of Designer-Director Warren Fu

“Sorry I’m late!” my cousin Warren apologized when he showed up for our interview. “The Jimmy Fallon taping with Julian [Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes] ran a little long.” I wish I could have that kind of excuse whenever I’m late to an engagement. This was, however, simply another day in the life of Warren Fu, director and designer. One of Warren's most notable designs is of General Grievous, the villain in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.  He also designed…