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2016 SDAFF Spring Showcase

Strike Up the Band! The SDAFF Spring Showcase is Back for its 6th Edition

Posted March 21st, 2016 by Brian in Uncategorized

The Music of Strangers 2

The orchestra is tuned, the conductor’s baton is ready, and the audience is at attention. Pacific Arts Movement’s rite of spring commences…now!

Cue the drama! Romance is stretched to its emotional limits in Japan’s acclaimed THREE STORIES OF LOVE. A Ponzi scheme collapses in Erik Matti’s gripping HONOR THY FATHER.


Now pluck those heart strings! An insomniac graphic designer falls in love with his dermatologist in HEART ATTACK. Dreams are tested in the rollicking BORN TO DANCE.

Now a few solos from veterans and brilliant new voices. Déjà vu strikes again in Hong Sang-soo’s latest spin on awkward encounters, RIGHT THEN, WRONG NOW. Suppressed visions from the Beijing Independent Film Festival see the light of day in the “China Now: Independent Visions” series.

And let music and film bring the world together! Yo-Yo Ma and friends riff on homeland in THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS. Classic pop songs bring warmth to family in Singapore’s 3688.

For the sixth edition of the San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, we celebrate the power of film to orchestrate our emotions and give us a rare moment to find harmony amongst strangers in the dark. So enjoy this eight-day program, our ode to the films and filmmakers that let us see and hear the world anew, and to our audiences, who inspire us year after year to ensure that Asian cinema has a home in San Diego.