New Cuts: Creative Adaptations
These programs embody the ever-evolving practice of creative adaptation. Whether turning contemporary literary masterworks or legendary folk tales into films, charting how a popular anime figure is reshaped through the years, discovering new flavors in traditional dishes, or remixing old soul and hip-hop into modern sounds, these events will open your eyes to the possibilities—and pleasures—of creative re-interpretation.
March 16, 2013
At the School for Good and Evil, ordinary boys and girls are trained to become either extraordinary fairy tale heroes or nefarious villains. Join Soman Chainani, emerging screenwriter and a recent alum of the CAAM Fellowship program, as he reads from the first book in our The School for Good and Evil live event!
If Yasujiro Ozu could set a film in the Black South, it might look a lot like Late Summer. Ernie Park not only riffs on Ozu’s tales of family love and social belonging, he crafts a kindred poetic language, one born little by little, over time …in Nashville. With short by video-essayist Kogonada + conversation with Park and Kogonada.
March 17, 2013
Auteur Deepa Mehta (Water, SFIAAFF ’06) returns to the festival with her much-anticipated collaboration with writer Salman Rushdie, an adaptation of his award-winning novel Midnight’s Children. Born at the exact moment of India’s independence, Saleem leads “midnight’s children,” those born in India’s first hour, all with magical powers.
The director of Munyurangabo returns with this fairy tale about a New York City woman who finds an old Korean fable suddenly come to life—in her apartment. Starring Amanda Plummer and Will Patton.
March 20, 2013
Follow the magical adventures of the mischievous Monkey King in this frame-by-frame restoration and 3D rendering of the 1961 Chinese animation classic. This gorgeous film boasts over 130,000 hand-made ink drawings and an opulent soundtrack inspired by Beijing Opera.
March 22, 2013
Astro Boy is a young robot with incredible powers created by a genius scientist who dreams of replacing the son that he’s lost in a fatal car accident. This 2009 adaptation of the famous manga is filled with a devoted fan’s loving appreciation for the history of the series.
Our Astro Boy exhibition will have on hand many rare items to celebrate the anniversary of this global hero, including TV episodes, classic manga and video games to play!
March 23, 2013
Come hear San Franciso’s very own chai wallah, Paawan Kothari, and a local chef share their insights on creating unique spice mixes.
Directions In Sound is San Francisco’s premier music event featuring emerging Asian American artists in the Bay Area and beyond. From electronic pop to new-school hip-hop, join us on a trip through the future-forward music scene that’s blowing up around the globe. Don’t blink… You might miss the next big thing! Featuring Dengue Fever, Jhameel and Vinroc.