Thursday, October 14, 2010

SDAFF 2010: Movies I’m Excited to See

Every year brings new films, and with new films, come a new list of movies I’m excited to see.

MACHO LIKE ME
I’m really excited to see MACHO LIKE ME. It’s a real-life experiment of a very beautiful woman (Helie Lee) who thinks guys have it easy. So she decides to live her life as a guy for about six months. Sold. Then I watched the trailer and it looks really funny. Double sold. I’m there. And Helie Lee is scheduled to attend the Saturday, Oct 23 screening (2pm) for some Q&A. If you can’t catch that screening, try the one on Tuesday, Oct 26 at 9:30pm.

THE PHOTOGRAPH
This movie looks really intense. It’s about a prostitute who is saved by a terminally ill photographer who is looking for an apprentice. Feeling indebted to his kindness, she looks after the ailing photographer and the two develop a unique relationship. Sunday, Oct 24 (8:35pm).

FINDING FACE
How do people violate women’s rights? Rape, dirty wars, genital mutilations and now acid attacks. Tat Marina was a rising star in Cambodia in 1999, but she was coerced into a relationship with Cambodia’s Undersecretary of State. Consequently, she was doused in nitric acid by the Undersecretary of State’s wife. And nothing was done about it. Until now. Skye Fitzgerald is scheduled to attend on Sunday, Oct 24 (screening at 2:50pm)

NINJA, ARE YOU CRAZY?
This is one of shorts program and it looks packed full of hilarious films. Hil-ar-i-ous. Screenings on Friday, Oct 22 (8:20pm) and Sunday, Oct 24 (12:30pm).

WAKE UP I LOVE YOU
A shorts program about the complexities of love—I really want to see YOURS TRULY and THE VISITORS. Screenings on Saturday, Oct 23 (4:45pm) and Wednesday, Oct 27 (5:15pm).

AU REVOIR TAIPEI
OMG, this looks so cute. Kai is crushed when his girlfriend takes off for Paris without him and isn’t so eager to return his phone calls. Kai tries to scrape together enough money for a trip to Paris but runs into a colorful cast of characters (literally). Filmmaker Arvin Chen scheduled to attend. Closing night film Thursday, Oct 28 at 7pm.

I can’t wait!!!

Online ticket sales ends SUNDAY (Oct 17)!!!!

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