Monday, October 12, 2009
Prior commitments prevented me from seeing the other venue - Asian Arts Initiative and from screenings of the shorts and documentaries.
I liked the idea that PAAFF presented shorts Light and Dark. I also wanted to see Operation Babylift about President Ford's initiative in 1975 to airlift over 2500 orphans out of Vietnam and the effects 30 years later.
To my discredit, my coverage is very incomplete in the fact that I also didn't see the Centerpiece Presentation - Formosa Betrayed featuring James Van Der Beek as an FBI agent who gets in over his head with the Chinese Mafia and the Nationalist Chinese Government.
As always, I encourage attendees to write comments of their festival experience!
What I did see: Children of Invention, Second Moon, A Story of Wine and A Conversation with Aaron Yoo - see below posts for film reviews and a overview of Yoo's interview.
Click HERE for Photos from the Weekend.