It is through telling stories that our culture is preserved and passed on. By way of these remarkable films... cinema plays a critical role in authentically memorializing the Asian and Asian American experience.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013
Myx TV announces its sponsorship of the 14th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF), one of the country’s largest film exhibitions of its kind, that will feature over 140 films from 15 countries around the globe. Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the festival runs from November 7-16, 2013 at multiple locations throughout the County and at the Digiplex Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108).
Program highlights include its Opening Night film on November 7, featuring “Finding Mr. Right,” a romantic comedy on the pursuit of love and “anchor babies.” Much-anticipated documentary, “When I Walk,” takes the centerpiece spotlight as it tells the poignant tale of living, creating, and loving with multiple sclerosis. On November 15, the festival’s Closing Night Film presentation screens the documentary, “Documented,” which follows the story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, whose courage to take his undocumented immigrant status public has made him a face and champion for millions of Americans fighting for recognition and basic rights. In addition, the festival will honor UCSD alumni and digital media trailblazers, Wong Fu Productions. Ten years ago, on the cusp of the launch of YouTube, Wesley Chan, Philip Wang, and Ted Fu were some of the young pioneers of viral video content that changed the landscape of entertainment and its accessibility to emerging artists and under-represented talent.
"We are so excited and proud to present such a thoughtful and dynamic crop of films for our 14th festival season,” said Lee Ann Kim, Executive Director for Pac-Arts. “I am truly amazed each year at the passion and dedication of our filmmakers to the craft, and so grateful that our SDAFF is part of their artistic journey."
A national landmark and pillar of the film community, the San Diego Asian Film Festival has attracted filmmakers of Asian heritage from all over the world by providing a didactic movement that shines the light on uniquely told stories and inspirations, captivating the ingenuity and creativity of prodigious storytellers.
“It is through telling stories that our culture is preserved and passed on. By way of these remarkable films – comedies, love stories, riveting tales, and thought-provoking documentaries – cinema plays a critical role in authentically memorializing the Asian and Asian American experience,” said Tiffany Phung, Marketing Manager for Myx TV. “From the very beginning, Myx TV understood that our role goes beyond providing entertainment, and further into revealing our community’s fascinating journey.”
For ticketing information, film details, and event schedules, visit http://www.pac-arts.org/sdaff.
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