From Homemade Beginnings to a Vengeful Return: 15 Years of LUMPIA

Originally published on May 21, 2018 The Roxie Theater in San Francisco was sold out Saturday night with an anniversary screening/reunion of the quirky, Daly City-shot film, LUMPIA. With the casts of both the original film and its upcoming sequel, LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE, in attendance, this special presentation for CAAMFest 36 made for a …

David Henry Hwang on Subconscious Writing and His Creative Process

Originally published on May 19, 2018 Across the street from the Curran Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, playwright and Offender David Henry Hwang takes part in interviews in the theater’s office for his latest work, SOFT POWER. The collaboration with Jeanine Tesori had its world premiere in Los Angeles the night before, and a …

Warren Fu on Lessons from Lucasfilm and Switching It Up in Music Videos

Originally published on May 16, 2018 The Weeknd, Daft Punk, and A Tribe Called Quest all have something in common (other than profession): They have all collaborated with music video director Warren Fu on creating visual stories to go along with some of their greatest hits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5uQMwRMHcs&feature=youtu.be Fu broke it down and talked about how …

Short Shoots, Long Takes: The Making of ULAM

Originally published on May 12,2018 Approximately eight hours before the screening at CAAMFest 36 (and second showing in San Francisco in general), Alexandra “Allie” Cuerdo, director of the documentary ULAM: MAIN DISH, shared her hopes that the audience will engage in conversations about it. “I’m hoping that people talk about it,” she stated. “I’m hoping …

From My Coverage of CAAMFest 36

Hi everyone! If you've been following along with the re-releases of my content from YOMYOMF the past six months, then you may have noticed a few interviews I had done with various filmmakers from my coverage of CAAMFest 36. For this week, the remainder of the interviews I did will be re-released. -Lauren

30 Years Later, Studio Ghibli Double Feature Stands the Test of Times

Originally published on April 16, 2018 On April 16th, 1988, Studio Ghibli released a double feature into movie theaters all over Japan, with each of the films directed by two of the animation powerhouse’s co-founders. Those titles were MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO directed by Hayao Miyazaki and GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES directed by the late Isao …

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