this weekend: 2009 philadelphia asian american film festival

Just wanted to remind you that the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival is happening right now, October 9-11. Now in its second year, they've got a full program of some of the latest and greatest works in Asian and Asian American cinema. Here's the full lineup of films again:

Opening Night FilmChildren of Invention Tze Chun
Centerpiece PresentationFormosa Betrayed Will Tiao
Closing Night FilmStory of Wine Cheol-ha Lee

Karma Calling Sarba Das
Second Moon Masahiro Sugano
Why Am I Doing This? Tom Huang

Operation Babylift Tammy Nguyen Lee
A Song For Ourselves Tadashi Nakamura
Sounds of New Hope Eric Tandoc
A Village Called Versailles S. Leo Chiang
Whatever It Takes Christopher Wong

Blood Colony Jacob Holcomb
Boba and Melon Gum Alice Park
Cotabato City Karen Lin
Evolution Kenji Lui
Fine Threads Adele Pham
Fortune Cooking Jason Karman
Half Kenneth Ken Ochiai
The Humberville Poetry Slam Emily Chang
I Don't Sleep I Dream J.P. Chan
Imprint Tim Hsieh
In Search of Colors Will Kim
Interpretation Lin Oeding
Let Old Ghosts Rest Gregory Cooke
The Letter Kris Mendoza
Lui Lui in America Vera Wing Lui
Manoj Hari Kondabolu
Memory Block Hari Alluri
Motoo Bao Nguyen & Adele Pham
Mr. Cupcakes Angela Chen
Pho Dac Biet Christina Tran
Plan B Kaidy Kuna
Seen Unseen Sara Suleman
Subconscious Jason Chen
Survivors Soham Mehta
Tatang Jean "Nico" Paolo
The Veiled Commodity Vinh Dickson
Wake Up Dawen Wang

I've seen a good number of these works, and it's just a nice mix of features narratives, documentaries and shorts. The festival is also presenting A Conversation with Aaron Yoo, rising Hollywood star -- for free. If you're in Philadelphia, come out to the festival this weekend and support Asian American cinema! For the full schedule and ticketing information visit the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival website here.

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