I'm super excited to go to Saturday's panel discussion, Down and Dirty Pictures
. It'll be at the Opera Plaza and starts at 1pm.
SFIAAFF is calling the featured directing trio Gregg Araki
, Roddy Bogawa
and Jon Moritsugu
the 'original "bad boys" of Asian American cinema.' How can you resist that? I certainly couldn't.
They're to talk about their bodies of work, the role of the 'truly independent' filmmaker, and, of course, its future prospects. (What panel would be complete without a little prophesying?)
For other panel discussions, see the SFIAAFF website
Another Hyphen staffer will be going to the Ellen Kuras Master Class
, which is on Sunday at 3pm, also at the Opera Plaza.
Cinematographer Ellen Kuras
' laureled career has included work with Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
), Rebecca Miller and Spike Lee (Summer of Sam
), and on films such as I Shot Andy Warhol
and Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes
. She'll talk about her cinematographic and decision-making processes, and colloborating with directors.