By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “This Is Not a Film,” a documentary by co-directors Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, opens with a man seated at his breakfast table, preparing to eat. He takes a phone call, puts it on speaker phone, and seems to tense up in his shoulders, bending slightly to avoid looking […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly David Gelb’s remarkable documentary film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” opens quietly with images of a peaceful restaurant, white gloves, and a man explaining the importance of falling in love with one’s work. We soon learn that the man is 85-year-old Jiro Ono, the founder and head chef of the […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Jennifer Fox’s documentary film “My Reincarnation” begins enigmatically, with bodies floating in a pool of water and unidentified images shimmering, as if viewed through water. We come to see that the water represents, among other things, separation between the father and the son, who form the core of the […]
Fashion for the Arts featuring SOUTH by Andy South was an event benefiting the Lao Heritage Foundation (LHF) and held at PRAVDA Studios in Capitol Hill. South
Kathy Hsieh’s writing career began in the ninth grade when her language arts teacher asked students to write a script for a class assignment. Hsieh wrote a comedic retelling
. Are you craving for some authentic international cuisine? The culinary event Plate of Nations has opened and still available until April 9 at Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Way South. The event will gather 12 restaurants around MLK community, include the Original Phillys (American East Coast), Café Ibex (Ethiopian), Joy Palace (Chinese), Rainier BBQ […]
“Last Train Home,” the fascinating new documentary film by Lixin Fan, begins with a long, slow panoramic shot of thousands of people waiting for trains.
That’s what the night called for at Purr, a local bar on Capitol Hill. Purr was one of the many bars that teamed up to help David Luc Nguyen
“A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop,” the new film from Chinese director Yimou Zhang, is his first film adapted from a Western source.
“Tales from Earthsea” is the first feature film directed by Goro Miyazaki, son of master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. The film had a tough time making it to American screens. First, the father disagreed with the son over the film’s animation techniques. Eventually, they stopped speaking to each other during its production. Then, the film’s USA distribution got held up due to copyright issues …