Apr 26, 2009

SONG screening at LA Asian Pacific Film Festival on 5/2

a song for ourselves will be screening at the LA asian pacific film festival on may 2nd, 2:30p at laemmle's sunset 5 theater.   song will be part of the shorts program titled "passion for the people".   four other films will be screened including academy-award winning director jessica yu's latest film! 
for tickets and more information on the program please go to here.  this show has a very good chance of selling out so please get your tickets now!

Apr 24, 2009

SONG Mixtape Mentioned in District

a song for ourselves and the mixtape got mentioned in this article about bambu in district. don't forget to come out to the a peaceful riot release party tomorrow at beatrock! Photobucket

Apr 21, 2009

I'm an Uncle...Again!

my niece mina and her new baby brother gus.  

Apr 16, 2009

Giant Nakamura

"i heard your dad couldn't get you into ucla film school?  yeah, he didn't let me in either..."  that was one of the first things that eric nakamura, creator & president of giant robot, said to me when we sat down for lunch at his restaurant gr/eats.  those were comforting words coming from someone who has been able to shape an entire culture through his magazine, 4 stores, and restaurant.  
you gotta respect eric's entrepreneurial vision and execution.  i mean dude built 3 businesses right in the middle of his community (he grew up blocks away from sawtelle).  as big and busy as he is, eric still found time to help another nakamura from the westside navigate through his quarter life crisis!
check out the "papershapers" show that eric curated at the scion gallery in...that's right culver fuckin city! (the show ends may 2)

Apr 12, 2009

Channel APA Interview

this berry embarrassing interview was done during the sf international asian american film festival last month for channel apa. the interview was so weak i don't think they even posted it. oh well, at least the new era and my hundreds tee look clean!

Apr 6, 2009

New York New York - Big City of Dreams

The Shack
my dood kori (also a close friend of the iijima's) came out from "the a" for the new york premiere. here he is in the 40 min. line that you'll always see infront of shake shack:
Photobucket but it's so fuckin worth the wait! kori went with the double stack. that ball of fried goodness in the middle is really a portobello mushroom and cheese, all battered and fried together: Photobucket when the previously described shroom burger explodes in your mouth...this is the result... Photobucket
The Premiere at Manhattan Country School
MCS was so packed they had to open two other classrooms to accommodate everyone who showed up. the screening was a huge success! chris iijima's family, friends, former students and new fans all gathered in the school where chris taught for many years.
Photobucket the women responsible for the event: chris' former student and now active parent and staff at MCS akemi kochiyama (left) and director of the school Michele Sola
Lunch at the historical Iijima apartment
chris' sister lynne invited me, kori and miya to visit their father tak iijima, a 442 vet and one of the OG's of the early asian american movement. this is the same washington heights apartment where chris was rasied and also where one of the first progressive asian american organizations in the country, asian americans for action (AAA), held their meetings.
Kickin' it
it wouldn't be a new york trip if i didn't see the old CAPSA crew. its been a minute since our bandana and bullhorn days, here we are all sold out and booshie:
also got a chance to hang out with the homie aliwong.com, new york's newest comic sensation: Photobucket

Apr 3, 2009

Chicago Screening at Asian American Showcase - 4/11 & 4/14

song will make it's midwest premiere next weekend at the 14th asian american showcase in chicago!  the film will be playing with the feature documentary you don't know jack: the jack soo story on 4/12 at 3pm and on 4/14 at 6pm.  both screenings will be held at the gene siskel film center.