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SIFF 2023: Themes of love and death shine in an exciting line-up from Asia...

Get ready! The 49th edition of the Seattle International Film Festival kicks off on May 11. The opening film, Past Lives, is a romantic drama by Korean-Canadian writer-director Celine Song about two Korean childhood...

‘Return to Seoul’ is a character study of a French Korean adoptee’s return to...

“You are a very sad person.” This is the last time we hear from or see Tena, a guesthouse worker who befriends protagonist Frédérique (“Freddie”) in French-Cambodian filmmaker Davy Chou’s sophomore feature 'Return to...

In dramedy ‘Looking for Lucky,’ getting ahead in mainland China is tough

Trying to get ahead in mainland China is tough. That’s the overarching message of the dramedy Looking for Lucky (2018) which has been circulating through film festivals and now reaches a broader North...

“In Front of Your Face” by director Hong Sang-Soo shows at Northwest Film Forum...

A few quiet minutes into the South Korean director’s latest, In Front of Your Face, the film’s protagonist opens with a meditation: “Everything I see before me is grace. There is no tomorrow. No...

In Andrew Ahn’s Fire Island, streaming on Hulu now, the pursuit for gay joy...

  The hope is that there will soon come a time when Asian American films centering LGBTQ+ stories don’t have to come with an asterisk on the importance of representation.   Andrew Ahn’s Fire Island, released on...

Meet the Seattle International Film Festival Asian Crossroads committee

For the past 47 years, Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) has been part of the region’s  annual arts celebrations. The majority of SIFF films do not receive cinema distribution in the United States making...

‘Searchlight Serenade’: High Notes, Dark Times

The U.S. Executive Order 9066 issued in 1942 forced approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans — most of whom were citizens born in the states — out of their communities and into internment camps across the...

Jon Kimura Parker Plays at UW Campus

Jon Kimura Parker performs May 8th as part of the UW World Concert Series. Photo credit: Tara McMullen. This month, Seattle welcomes an internationally-renowned pianist who has performed for prime ministers, supreme court justices and...

‘Stuck Elevator’ Impresses at World Premiere: Immigrant Experience of Deliveryman Inspires Questions of the...

Opera singer Julius Ahn stars as Guang the deliveryman in “Stuck Elevator.” Byron Au Yong’s ‘Stuck Elevator’ Impresses San Francisco During World Musical Premiere Immigrant Experience of Everyday Deliveryman Inspires Questions of the American Dream “DEAR EVERYONE, COME...