Peter Wong

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San Francisco International Film Festival 58 Review Wrapup

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Kim Longinotto’s powerful documentary “Dreamcatcher” avoids settling in either romanticized prostitution land or Mike Huckabee turf.  Longinotto’s camera follows former sex worker Brenda Myers-Powell and her Dreamcatcher Foundation through Chicago’s streets and into its jails.  The ex-prostitute equally dispenses condoms
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Films From CAAMFest 2015

Posted March 17, 2015 by

The Center for Asian-American Media (hereafter CAAM)’s film festival CAAMFest includes among this year’s offerings a Vietnamese science fiction film. In Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo’s “Nuoc 2030,” a near-future Vietnam is mostly submerged thanks to global warming-induced sea level rise.  Sao and
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Cinequest 25 Wrapup

Posted March 11, 2015 by

Filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom provides a simultaneously thought-provoking and inadequate assessment of our current ideals of masculinity with her documentary “The Mask You Live In.”  The film attributes such problems as rape and drug abuse to what it argues are
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“Batkid” and Other Films From Cinequest 25

Posted March 5, 2015 by

San Jose’s Cinequest Film Festival opened its 25th edition with a sweet documentary about how San Francisco’s magical Batkid Day happened.  Dana Nachman’s “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World” recounted how Patricia Wilson and the Greater San Francisco
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