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27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

March 13, 2009 - March 21, 2009

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Lust, Caution, March 17

A Presentation of Center for Asian American Media

Each year, the Center for Asian American Media brings you the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora. The 2009 program includes a special sidebar of films by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

Special admission prices apply: General admission, $10 until March 11, $11 on or after March 12; BAM/PFA and Center for Asian American Media members, $8 (limit 2 tickets per person per program); Students, seniors, and disabled persons, $9 (limit 1 ticket per person per program). Please note that PFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to these programs. Tickets are nonrefundable, and may not be exchanged. Advance tickets for festival programs at PFA are available at the PFA Theater box office and BAM admissions desk, online at bampfa.berkeley.edu, or by phone at (510) 642-5249. For information about festival screenings in San Francisco and San Jose, or about purchasing PFA tickets in San Francisco, visit the SFIAAFF website at www.asianamericanmedia.org.

Many screenings will feature in-person appearances by the filmmakers; for updates, visit bampfa.berkeley.edu or phone (510) 642-1124. Program notes are adapted from the festival catalog.

Friday, March 13, 2009
6:30 p.m. Adela
Adolfo Alix Jr. (Philippines, 2008)

Friday, March 13, 2009
8:20 p.m. Half-Life
Jennifer Phang (U.S., 2008). Jennifer Phang in person.

Saturday, March 14, 2009
3:30 p.m. 24 City
Jia Zhangke (China, 2008)

Saturday, March 14, 2009
6:00 p.m. Tokyo Sonata
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan/The Netherlands/Hong Kong, 2008). Kiyoshi Kurosawa in person.

Saturday, March 14, 2009
9:00 p.m. Kanchivaram
Priyadarshan (India, 2008)

Sunday, March 15, 2009
3:30 p.m. Project Kashmir
Senain Kheshgi, Geeta V. Patel (U.S., 2008). Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel in person.

Sunday, March 15, 2009
6:00 p.m. The Equation of Love and Death
Cao Baoping (China, 2008)

Sunday, March 15, 2009
8:00 p.m. Pulse
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan, 2001)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
7:00 p.m. Lust, Caution
Ang Lee (China/U.S., 2007). Ang Lee and Linda Williams in conversation. At Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
6:30 p.m. The Revenge—A Visit from Fate
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan, 1997)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
8:15 p.m. The Revenge—The Scar That Never Fades
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan, 1997)

Thursday, March 19, 2009
6:30 p.m. The Forgotten Woman
Dilip Mehta (Canada, 2008)

Thursday, March 19, 2009
8:30 p.m. High Noon
Heiward Mak (Hong Kong, 2008)

Friday, March 20, 2009
6:30 p.m. Fruit Fly
H. P. Mendoza (U.S., 2008). H. P. Mendoza in person.

Friday, March 20, 2009
8:45 p.m. The Chaser
Hong-jin Na (South Korea, 2008)

Saturday, March 21, 2009
6:30 p.m. The Panda Candy
Peng Lei (China, 2007)

Saturday, March 21, 2009
8:20 p.m. All Around Us
Ryosuke Hashiguchi (Japan, 2008)