24th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

3/17/06 to 3/25/06

  • Citizen Dog, March 18

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  • Café Lumière

    • Saturday, March 25 16:45

    Hou Hsiao-hsien pays tribute to Yasujiro Ozu in this meditative look at love in contemporary Tokyo, starring Tadanobu Asano.

  • Dreaming Lhasa

    • Wednesday, March 22 19:30

    A young Tibetan American journeys to Dharamsala, India, and discovers dub reggae and CIA agents among the Tibetan exiles there. "The first film to capture the majesty of Tibetan Buddhist culture and the complexity of its ties to the outside world."-Toronto International Film Festival

  • The Burnt Theatre

    • Tuesday, March 21 19:30

    Cambodia's former National Theatre, now lying abandoned next to a glitzy casino, is the site of Rithy Panh's spellbinding blend of documentary and fiction that asks how to rebuild one's country when capitalism is all-powerful and culture is nearly forgotten. An official selection of the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

  • Sentenced Home

    • Sunday, March 19 14:30

    Nicole Newnham in Person. A heartbreaking portrait of three young Cambodian Americans facing deportation.

  • Grain in Ear

    • Sunday, March 19 16:45

    This social-realist fable about a Korean Chinese kimchee peddler won prizes at the Cannes, Pesaro, and Pusan film festivals.

  • Walk Like a Dragon

    • Sunday, March 19 19:00

    James Shigeta in Person. James Clavell's East-meets-Western from 1960 features Shigeta as a proud immigrant in 1870s California.

  • Memories in the Mist

    • Saturday, March 18 16:30

    A Calcutta clerk is haunted by childhood memories and needled by his success-obsessed wife in this Buñuelian fable by the director of The Wrestlers.

  • Punching at the Sun

    • Saturday, March 18 19:00

    Tanuj Chopra in Person. A Pakistani American teenager struggles with racial tensions and resentment in post-9/11 Queens.

  • Citizen Dog

    • Saturday, March 18 21:15

    The director of Tears of the Black Tiger returns with this fabulously bizarre collection of tall tales, part Chungking Express, part Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Thai style.

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    • Friday, March 17 19:00

    A woman's unrequited love ultimately consumes her in this ravishing remake of the Max Ophuls classic, transposed to war-torn 1930s China. "Melodrama in the classic style: part mesmerizing art flick, part tearjerker."-Edinburgh Film Festival

  • Linda Linda Linda

    • Friday, March 17 21:00

    An all-girl rock band in Japan tries to win a high-school music contest despite numerous obstacles, including a vocalist who doesn't even speak Japanese, in this joyously entertaining movie. From the director of Ramblers; featuring a score by James Iha.