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13th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (Nov 1-9)

News | 2nd Nov 2012

Proudly entering its 13th season, the San Diego Asian Film Festival is set to run November 1-9 at the Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas.  The festival is one of the largest of its kind in North America, and this year more than 150 films from over 20 countries will be screened.

About the San Diego Asian Film Festival

While the emphasis of the festival is on Asian American cinema, films from around the world will be presented along with shorts, documentaries and animation.  Visitors to the festival will not only see exclusive North American and West Coast premieres of cutting edge films, they’ll also be able to meet and speak with filmmakers and actors, engage in discussions, enjoy live music and relax and network at nightly parties.  There are screening locations throughout San Diego County.

Program Highlights

On Opening Night (Thursday, November 1), the festival will screen Don’t Stop Believin’:  Everyman’s Journey about rock band Journey’s search for a new lead singer, which ends with the choice of Filipino singer Arnel Pineda.  The screening of this award-winning documentary will take place at the North Park Birch Theatre.

On Saturday, November 3, the festival will hold the Gala Awards Dinner at Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley.  More than 700 community and business leaders including “Star Trek”‘s George Takei will be in attendance as the festival honors its top films.  There will also be a silent auction with such items as business class tickets on Japan Airlines, and special performances of Takei’s new stage show Allegiance the Musical.

The centerpiece film of the festival, Eden, will be screened on November 4 at UltraStar Mission Valley.  The film stars Jamie Chung and Beau Bridges and is based on the true story of Chong Kim, a Korean American who was kidnapped into an international human trafficking ring.

The festival will round out on Closing Night with the West Coast premiere of Love Strikes!, a Japanese romantic comedy for neurotics, romantics and new media junkies.

Tribute to Director Chung Chang-Wha

Director chung Chang-Wha will receive a Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s festival.  A 19 year veteran of the Korean film industry, Director Chung’s most famous film continues to be Five Fingers of Death.  It became an international sensation and an unprecedented success and is still emulated today in such films as Kill Bill and The Man With the Iron Fists.

More Information

  • Main festival activities will take place at the Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas located at 7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA, 92108.
  • Tickets for screenings can be purchased at the UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley box office starting November 2.
  • Tickets are $8 for Members and $11.50 for the General Public.  Student/Military/Senior and Group discounts are available.
  • Opening Night tickets can be purchased at the North Park Birch Theatre.
  • Opening Night tickets are $8 for Members and $11.50 for the General Public.
  • Visitors can also purchase all-festival passes, 6 packs, group tickets and individual tickets online.
  • Contact the festival at 619-400-5911 or [email protected]

For more information about the 13th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, please visit their website.

 

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