All right, San Jose. It's your turn. The Awesome Asian Bad Guys are coming to get you! National Film Society's action comedy webseries makes its next stop in the South Bay as part of CAAMFest San Jose 2014. It screens Saturday, September 6 at Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose.
In Awesome Asian Bad Guys, Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino direct and star as down-and-out filmmakers who must recruit an unlikely team of Asian American heroes -- a motley crew that includes Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto, Tamlyn Tomita, George Cheung and Randall Park -- to take down a ruthless crime lord. The series is an homage to your favorite nameless Asian movie character actors of the 1980s and 90s.
Come join in the fun. Here are some details about the screening:
Awesome Asian Bad Guys
Saturday, September 6
Camera 3 Cinemas
288 South Second Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(only 1/2 block south of Camera 12)
After world premiering at CAAMFEST 2014 in March, AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS returns for a encore in San Jose. What happened to the actors that played that one Asian villain in your favorite childhood action flicks? Well, it turns out that they teamed up with the National Film Society to avenge the wrongful death of Tamlyn Tomita’s twin sister, Pamlyn, in AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS. Directors Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco assembled the AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS for the very characters that they portrayed on film and what they do best — kick butt.
A screwball comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously, AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS is directors Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco’s homage to the actors who played iconic, yet paradoxically nameless Asian villains on the silver screen. This tribute has Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto and George Cheung playing themselves in an almost life-imitating-art caricaturization of their most recognizable roles.
Represent, San Jose! For further information about the screening, and to purchase tickets, go here. To see the full CAAMFest San Jose lineup, go here. CAAM has also posted a good interview with Stephen, Patrick and Dante Basco, as well as an Awesome Asian Bad Guys t-shirt giveaway. Check it out here.