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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

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  1. #ExpressiveAsians and Stereotypes

    Posted September 28th, 2017 by Brian Park in Uncategorized

    Yaoyao Liu As described recently in this Paste article, a (presumably white) Hollywood casting director was quoted as saying Asian performers were “not very expressive” compared to their white peers to explain the disparity in representation between the two groups. In response, a number of Asian Americans in entertainment and social commentary spread the hashtag […]


  2. Congratulations to our Award Winners!

    Posted March 16th, 2017 by Brian Park in Uncategorized

    Congrats to Massive Monkees: The Beacon Director Shannon Gee and NƯỚC Director Quyen Nguyen-Le for winning the Director’s Choice Award and Cinemetropolis Best Short Film Award respectively. (Not pictured: TYRUS Director Pamela Tom) Director’s Choice Award MASSIVE MONKEES: THE BEACON, Shannon Gee The Massive Monkees Crew started in the mid-90s as a group of kids […]


  3. The Flavr Blue @ Opening Night

    Posted February 14th, 2017 by Brian Park in Uncategorized

    Catch the Flavr Blue at our SAAFF 2017 Opening Night Party! This electronic trio features lead singer Hollis-Wong Wear, who was involved with Youth Speaks, our opening night film A Taste of Home, and collaborated with Macklemore! Opening acts include electro pop duo NAVVI, hip hop group Sendai ERA, and spoken word by Troy Osaki, […]


  4. SAAFF at home: Now on Netflix!

    Posted July 13th, 2016 by Brian Park in Uncategorized

    Photo via Flickr SAAFF 2014 American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs A documentary about Detroit philosopher/activist Grace Lee Boggs, 98, whose life and work has encompassed the major U.S. social movements of the past century: radical labor, civil rights, Black Power, feminism, Asian American, environmental justice, and beyond. More than just a biography, […]