🎥 It’s DAY 2 of our #filmfestival ! Join us tonight for a special evening of film shorts, performance art and a talk with performance artist Tina Takemoto at the San Jose Museum of Art @seewhatyouthink.
7:00 PM - Galleries Open (optional docent-led tours)
8:00 PM - Tina Takemoto Presents "Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha: From Orientalism to Incarceration."
9:30 PM - Reception
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20 online | $23 at the door
STUDENTS: $10 online | $13 at door
Click link in bio for more info and to buy tickets.
15 years after its release, director #JustinLin and the cast of #BetterLuckTomorrow reunite to kick off #LAAPFF2017 ! Congrats @vconline for such a great opening night! 🙌🏼 @sungkangsta @aarontakahashi @parryshen
#fbf Happy Friday!!! Thank you to everyone who joined @AscendNorthTexas for our April General Membership meeting and mentoring session with our Executive Advisor, Lisa Ong @wishingoutloud. Also, thank you to our special guest fitness instructor, Ashlee Callahan @acall002! 💪
Find photos from the event and previous events on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/ascendnorthtexas
Me: "Mr. Lin, you're my hero. I've been following your work since the 6th grade. I wanted to be a filmmaker because of you."
Justin Lin: "6th grade? Shit, you're just a baby!"
Me (internally): "Thank you for acknowledging my existence, Master." :')
We screened a rare 35mm print of Justin Lin's landmark film, "Better Luck Tomorrow," at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival last night. Proud of what this man has accomplished and happy he still takes the time to impart his wisdom on us up and comers.
Congratulations to @apexforyouth who celebrated 25 years in a huge way this week -- inspiring, educating and mentoring thousands of immigrant and at-risk Asian youth over the years and using its Gala (including 25 amazing honorees and a video shout out from Bill Clinton) to powerfully show these kids and the world that Asian Americans are now reaching the highest levels of influence in every single industry in the nation. Bravo!
Hobnobbing highlights: basking in the ethereal glow of #conniechung (idol of all Asian women over 30); fangirling over @heymichellelee's boomerang skills (and awesomeness of course); and telling @sweetgreen founder @nathanielru about my obsession with his kale caesars. #apex25 @katsmw @blaisey1 @budabear78 @hudaman75
15 years ago I saw #BetterLuckTomorrow in San Diego and met Karin Anna Cheung (played Stephanie Vandergosh). So awesome to see the film (#Sundance cut) and meet her again! How time flies. Also met: Roger Fan (Daric Loo) , Parry Shen (Ben Manibag), Joan Huang (co-producer, Taiwan connect!), and the writer/director Justin Lin...great people that have and continue to inspire me and many other #AsianAmerican actors/filmmakers. #laapff
Today is the opening night of the 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian American Festival!! For almost a decade, I was involved as a volunteer.Now, I am granted press access to cover the event!
This festival means so much to me as an Asian American. Even more meaningful is to meet the movers and shakers of entertainment! So I am beyond to meet @justinchon for the first time! I am definitely looking forward to seeing his film on Saturday.