Eye Candy

February 23, 2006

As Momo mentioned here earlier, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival returns for its 24th year in just a few weeks: opening night gala is March 16th.

Hyphen's a sponsor again this year, so look for our logo all over! (We do. And when we spot one we elbow each other and giggle. Nerdy but true.)

We're also co-presenting one of the screenings: The Achievers, by Abraham Lim. A world premiere, no less! No one's even allowed to do a full review on it yet because they're keeping the film under wraps until its official release later this year. But you can go see it at the SFIAAFF before the rest of the world does. After all, the promo image for this movie is a fortune cookie that says Eat Me. (Oh, how much more loaded a message that is now, than when Alice first read it.) Got to find out what happens.

And -- newsflash -- this year Hyphen is also going to be one of the Festival's official Bloggers. Up in a few days, and throughout the festival, we'll have a special blog page dedicated to reviews, buzz, musings and hopefully dirt about the SFIAAFF: www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archives/sfiaaff/.

So we'll see you there, and you can dish with us here. Happy movie-going to you.


erin K Ninh

contributing editor & blogger

erin Khue Ninh is a former blog editor and onetime publisher of Hyphen, who won't seem to go away. She now teaches literature in the Department of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Aside from Hyphen, erin believes in recycling, Planned Parenthood, and Type A first-borns.



Both screenings of The Achievers sold out! And there were lines of people waiting for rush tix. Go, Achievers!I didn't get to go b/c I couldn't hog passes... But any comments/ feedback from people who went?
Hello Hyphen magazine! I honestly don't know how all this stuff works, but I wanted to give you kudos for promoting and co-presenting The Achievers ... I worked on the film, and it seriously was a collaborative effort done by a community of people determined to get a great project from an idea to a script - I loved every minute of it, and can't wait until people get to see the film! Thanks again! -Akie Kotabe