San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival preview

Celebrating 30 years of Asian American film, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival will kick off on Thursday, March 8 and run through Sunday, March 18. The festival, presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), will screen approximately 120 films in 12 theaters located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The […]

A violent ‘Outrage’ by Takeshi ‘Beat’ Kitano

Many have called “Outrage,” the new film by Takeshi “Beat” Kitano, a return to his roots. In some respects, that’s accurate. Like his films from the ‘90s, “Outrage” is a violent gangster flick. But beneath the surface, it has more in common with his 2003 “The Blind Swordsmen: Zatoichi,” about the iconic chambara blind swordsman. […]

Independent filmmaker gives 442nd a voice

Burt Takeuchi graduated with a degree in biology from San Jose State University in 1995, but in his latest venture, the only thing he’s dissected was hours of oral history interviews. The Sansei native of West Los Angeles, who grew up in the San Jose area, is a Screen Actors Guild member who has played […]

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