With over 100 films and videos from 20 countries, the 2012 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) spans the globe to offer the largest and most prestigious showcase of movies by and about Asians and Asian Americans.
The festival unspool March 8-18, 2012 in San Francisco (Sundance Cinemas, Castro Theatre, and New People Cinema), and the Berkeley (Pacific Film Archive) and San Jose (Camera 3 Cinemas). 2012 also marks the 30th anniversary of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, which offers choice picks from the best in Chinese and Chinese American cinema. Strong showings from Chinese American features include the world premieres of Opening Night film WHITE FROG, dir. Quentin Lee (The People I’ve Slept With), starring Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) and Spotlight recipient Joan Chen, and Centerpiece Gala Presentation YES, WE’RE OPEN, dir. Rich Wong (Colma: The Musical), starring Lynn Chen (Saving Face) and Perry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow). Newcomers steal the show with Patrick Wang’s critically acclaimed IN THE FAMILY and Roseanne Liang’s MY WEDDING AND OTHER SECRETS, true discoveries on the festival circuit. Rounding out the program is international auteur Wang Xiaoshuai’s 11 FLOWERS (Beijing Bicycle), Taiwanese mouthwatering bix office hit NIGHT MARKET HERO, CAAM produced comedy series NICE GIRLS CREW, starring stalwarts Michelle Krusiec (Fringe, Community)
On opening night, the 2012 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival is very proud to open the Festival with the World Premiere of WHITE FROG, director Quentin Lee’s much buzzed about new feature.