Weekly Picks

Editor's Picks of this week's Asian American film events

JUWAN CHUNG's critically acclaimed first feature BABY opens LA this weekend!
FEB 26 TO MARCH 4 - ONE WEEK ONLY

THE DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT
251 S. MAIN STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

SF CHRONICLE called it "BRASH, STYLISH AND VIOLENT... THE ASIAN AMERICAN "BOYZ 'N THE HOOD"

Check out the special events around the film !
Be there for the KOGI BBQ TACOS tonight...

GO TO:
WWW.BABYTHEMOVIE.COM

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If you see one holiday film this year, put SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE on your list and see it now! This new film from hailed Brit director Danny Boyle opens this week in New York and Los Angeles and will open nationally around Thanksgiving.

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE gushes with color and vibrancy and keeps you enthralled from start to finish, as we go through the life of Jamal and his brother Malik - two orphaned boys who grow up on the streets of Mumbai after their mother is killed by anti-Muslim faction. The film starts with 18 year old Jamal who is now one question away of being the champion on the uber-popular television show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? But, is he really that smart or is he a cheat?

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Smart storytelling and great cinematography and excellent performances from newcomers DEV PATEL (Jamal) and FRIDA PINTO (Latika) make SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE one of the major highlights in this year's theatrical cinematic offerings. Inspirational and full of life and love, this film is destined to be a classic. Even the younger Jamal, Latika and Malik actors are amazing. SLUMDOG JAMAL.jpg

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is distributed by Fox Searchlight and opens November 12 in New York and Los Angeles and other cities by Thanksgiving. Please check your local listings or go online to http://www.foxsearchlight.com/slumdogmillionaire/

By all means, do not miss this film. 7 Stars! LOL
Reviewed at 2008 AFI FEST

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All Weekly Picks Entries

02.26.09JUWAN CHUNG's CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FIRST FEATURE "BABY" OPENS LOS ANGELES THIS WEEK - FEB 26 TO MARCH 4 - ONE WEEK ONLY
02.10.092009.03.12 - 03.22 - 27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
11.13.08CAN A POOR STREET BOY FIND LOVE IN MUMBAI ON A TV SHOW? SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE OPENS THIS WEEK IN THE US
05.02.082008.05.01 - 05.10 - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
05.02.082008.05.02 - Arthur Dong's "Hollywood Chinese" opens in Manhattan, continues in SF
04.16.082008.04.16 - "Curse of Quon Gwon" screens with "Hollywood Chinese" in SF
04.09.082008.04.11 - Arthur Dong's "Hollywood Chinese" opens in San Francisco and Oakland
03.30.082008.03.28 - Benson Lee's "Planet B-Boy" in SF, Berkeley, San Diego, and Washington
03.28.082008.03.28 - Grace Lee's "American Zombie" opens in Los Angeles
03.15.08SFIAAFF this weekend!
02.04.08Korean American films in NYC and Gene Rhee's feature in Berkeley
07.19.072007.07.19 - 07.28 - AAIFF in NYC
06.22.07"Colma: The Musical" opens in San Francisco!
05.18.07Slant Film Festival in Houston this weekend!
05.05.07VC FilmFest 2007 in Los Angeles
04.03.07JOURNEY FROM THE FALL EXPANDS TO MORE THEATERS - SAN DIEGO, DC, LONG BEACH AND NORTH DALLAS HERE WE COME ON APRIL 6!
03.23.07SFIAAFF closing weekend and Brocka's "Boy Culture"
02.26.07"The Namesake" and "Man Push Cart" play this weekend
01.26.07NWAAFF brings Asian American films to Seattle
10.26.06Hawaii International Film Festival
10.20.06"The Motel" checks in to San Francisco
10.13.06"The Slanted Screen" opens theatrically in Los Angeles
10.12.06San Diego Asian Film Festival!
09.29.06Film festivals in DC and LA and Seattle this weekend!
07.28.06Michael Kang's "The Motel" opens in Los Angeles and Pasadena
07.11.06Asian American International Film Festival starts Thursday in NYC
01.25.06Northwest Asian American Film Festival opens Thursday
11.04.05Vancouver and Austin Asian Film Festivals