Prismatic Taiwan: A Queer Film Series (streaming nationwide)

NOTE: USE CODE "TAORG" FOR $2 OFF PRE-SALE & REGULAR PASSES Co-presented by Taiwan Academy Houston, OFTaiwan, Taiwanese American Citizens League, and Asian Cinevision; Sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture AUSTIN, TX – The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is thrilled to co-present a virtual, six-film series celebrating the past and present of queer Taiwanese cinema. The viewing period for all films–including exclusive filmmaker Q&As–will be September 4-13, 2020.…

We interviewed “The Half of It” writer & director Alice Wu

  FEATURE PHOTO OF ALICE WU BY K.C. BAILEY When Netflix dropped its trailer for The Half of It almost a month ago, it rocked the internet. People quickly attached themselves to the film’s universally relatable main character Ellie Chu. Ellie is a shy and smart student who devotes her screen time to helping her best guy friend, Paul Munsky, win over Aster Flores, the hottest girl at their high school. Though The Half of It begins with a seemingly conventional premise, it quickly subverses…

Ties that (Un)Bind: Q&A with Filmmaker James Y. Shih

James Y. Shih is a filmmaker currently working on a short film entitled Ahma & Alan--a drama about a Taiwanese grandmother who travels from her rural small town to Taipei to get her American-born grandson out of jail. TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai speaks with James about his path in film-making and this current project now in post-production. Ho Chie: Hi James. Good to chat with you today. What an interesting project you've been working on lately! James: Hi Ho Chie! Thank you…

228 Memorial Concert in NY

70th Anniversary of the 228 Massacre Memorial Concert will be held on Sunday, February 26th. Special Guest Speaker Mr. Jonathan Benda "Taiwan's White Terror through the Eyes of Two Cold War American Writers" Guest Speaker Ms. Shirely Lin Performances by the Taiwan Center Choir, Dances by Li Wenxin and Orchestral Music from Hsiao Tai-Ran 1947. In addition, 3 films with focuses on events during and after the 228 Massacre will be shown free of charge to interested viewers: 天馬茶房…