(San Diego) Pacific Arts Movement celebrates its 15th San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF), the region’s largest film festival, November 6-15 with expanded programming and a record number of venues. This year, SDAFF will premiere more than 140 films from 21 countries, including a vast selection of Filipino films. PhilAmTHropy.com is once again a media partner of Filipino movies with the following films. PhilAmTHropy is a crowdfunding site for projects made for or made by Filipinos. Based in California, the site has successfully help fund various projects from Filipinos all over the globe.
FILIPINO PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Sun, Nov. 9 at 7:55 p.m. and Mon, Nov. 10 at 6:40 p.m. | UltraStar Mission Valley
Set in a small village in the Philippines, dress-hating Anita falls in love for the first time with a beautiful older woman who moves to her village. Directed by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo. Winner of Best Picture and Best Actress in the 2013 CineFilipino Film Festival. Comedy, drama, LGBT
Sat, Nov. 8 at 2:45 p.m. and Wed, Nov. 12 at 5:35 p.m. | UltraStar Mission Valley
Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) George is an engineer by trade who left his wife and child in the Philippines to search for work in Japan. He lands a job as a stunt double for a Japanese sentai show “Force Five.” (Think Power Rangers, and George is the blue ranger.) Ashamed of the work he’s forced into taking, George refuses to come to terms with his fate. That is, until he discovers that his son idolizes the blue ranger, not knowing the true identity of the man behind the mask. Family, comedy
Sat, Nov. 8 at 9:25 p.m. and Sat, Nov. 15 at 5:20 p.m. | UltraStar Mission Valley and La Paloma Theater
Move over, James Bond. Agent 00 is reporting for duty! Standing at two feet, nine inches tall, this undercover operative is more than meets the eye. This film skillfully untangles fact from fiction in its hunt for the enigmatic hero. As it turns out, the real story is more incredible and elusive than anyone’s wildest imagination. Comedy, documentary
15th San Diego Asian Film Festival
November 6-15, 2014
Ultrastar Mission Valley at Hazard Center
(Main Theater & Box Office)
7510 Hazard Center Drive | San Diego, CA 92108
Tickets are available online for all shows. Tickets can also be purchased on-site at specific screenings one hour before show time. For all screenings at Ultrastar, tickets can be purchased at the Ultrastar Mission Valley box office (Member $9| General $12) starting October 31. Student/Military/Senior and Group discounts are available at the door. http://festival.sdaff.org/2014/ticketing/
Major sponsors of the San Diego Asian Film Festival include Barona, Wells Fargo, Harrah’s Resort, McGregor and Associates, Sharp Health Plan, PROVEN Staffing, and University of San Diego.
Pacific Arts Movement (Pac-Arts) is one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Pan Asian cinema. Pac-Arts programs include the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, Spring Showcase, and Reel Voices, a documentary filmmaker program for local high school students.
For more information about Pacific Arts Movement, visit www.pac-arts.org.