Sunday, September 26, 2010

Get Ready!!!

Attention party people and film lovers:
It’s that time again! SDAFF is gearing up for it’s 11th annual film festival and you know it’s gonna be a GREAT week.

To kick it all off, we’re inviting members to a very special reception at Viejas on Wednesday, September 29th. There you’ll get a sneak peak at some of the films we’re showing this year. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and fun people = a good time.

Additionally, the schedule of all films and events has been released at www.sdaff.org/festival/2010/. There, you’ll also find all the latest news of all the going ons, pictures and videos along with other goodies. But here’s a quick break down of the events:

Thursday, October 21: Opening night
Bought your ticket to the opening night film LEGEND OF THE FIST already? Good. That means you’re invited to both our opening reception and our after party at Maria Maria, the new Mexican gourmet restaurant in Mission Valley inspired by Carlos Santana. (It’s soo gorgeous and the food is soo good ^_____^ noms)

Friday, October 22: Toyota Live Film Project
Ever wanted to be in a film? Here’s your chance. From 6pm-9pm, Toyota will be sponsoring a live film project outside the theater. No acting experience necessary, open to everyone. More details to come.

Friday, October 22: Club night at Onyx/Thin Bar
After the Toyota Live Film project, head on down to Onyx/Thin Bar at 852 5th Avenue (92101) to party it up and dance the night away.

Saturday, October 23: Gala
I hope you already bought your ticket to this year’s Gala ‘cause word on the streets is that it has already sold out. If you didn’t, you’ll be missing out on a fancy dinner affair with lots of celebrities, awards, and everyone dressed up looking spiffy.

Saturday, October 23: Blowfish
An interesting change to this year’s festival programming is having Blowfish as the Gala’s after party. But even if you can’t go to the gala, or don’t care for fancy dinner affairs, you are still welcomed to join us for this intersection of sights and sounds as we showcase some talented Asian American musicians. Line up to be announced.

Sunday, October 24: Asian Americans in Hollywood Panel (12:15pm)
Ellen Wong (SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD)
Harry Shum (GLEE)
Aaron Yoo (AMERICAN PASTTIME, FRIDAY THE 13TH)
Jon M. Chu (STEP UP 2 and STEP UP 3D)
CS Lee (THE SOPRANOS, CHUCK, DEXTER)
Do I really need to say more?

Sunday, October 24: INTERPRETATIONS Panel (Free, 2:10pm)
What would you do with a script consisting of:
It’s not something I’d do.
Well?
It’s not what I expected.
You sure?
That’s exactly what filmmaker Justin Lin asked the world. His team received close to 250 entries and SDAFF will be screening some of them, followed by a Q&A panel with Justin Lin and comedian Danny Pudi.

Thursday, October 28: Closing night
For anyone going to see AU REVOIR TAIPEI, I am soo jealous of you because this movie looks so cute and I want to see it. Chances are, it’s going to sell out. But I’ll be setting up for the closing night reception anyway, at All American Grill. After you get out of the movie, head on over and tell me all about the film so I can see the film vicariously through you. Thanks.

Stay tuned for more on the festival! =)

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