Chat with Kelly Hu; hapihour.org co-presenting films at SFIAAFF

Photo of Kelly Huhapihour.org’s Keith Kamisugi chats with Kelly Hu about “Undoing” and “Shanghai Kiss,” two films starring Kelly appearing at the 2007 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. The festival takes place March 15-25, 2007, in various locations around San Francisco and the Bay Area. Kelly is currently starring in “In Case of Emergency,” an ABC comedy at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. We talk a little about Kelly explaining spam musubi to talk show host Craig Ferguson. You can see the YouTube video on twojapaneebruddahs.com.

hapihour.org will be co-presenting “Undoing” and “Shanghai Kiss” at SFIAAFF (see below).

UPDATE (02.16.07): The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), which this year brings the Bay Area 125 films and videos from the United States and around the world, proudly celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Festival takes place March 15 to 25, 2007, in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose and will have a new homebase: the AMC Van Ness Theatres (1000 Van Ness Ave.). In addition to usual programs at the Castro Theatre (429 Castro St.), the Pacific Film Archive (2575 Bancroft Way) in Berkeley and the Camera 12 Cinemas (288 S 2nd St.) in San Jose, there will also be screenings at the Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema (601 Van Ness Ave.) in San Francisco. For more information or tickets please visit www.asianamericanfilmfestival.org or call (415) 865-1588.

Excluding special events, galas and special screenings, advanced general admission tickets are $10 until March 14, 2007. Beginning March 15, general admission tickets will be $11. Students, senior (65+) and disabled adults are $9 (Limit 1 per program with ID Only!), and Center for Asian American Media members are $8 (Limit 2 per program per ID).

Shanghai kiss

SHANGHAI KISS: An LA actor encounters culture shock and romance when he inherits his grandmother’s Shanghai home. A delightful comedy starring Ken Leung and Kelly Hu. film info

UndoingUNDOING: A shadowy figure returns to the Los Angeles underworld to confront his past in this noir-influenced drama starring Sung Kang, Kelly Hu and Russell Wong. film info

DISCOUNT TICKETS: We will be able to purchase group tickets for Shanghai Kiss and Undoing at a special rate of $7.50 for 20 or more people. Fill out this form if you’re interested. (UPDATE 2/22: festival informed me that the discount price is a dollar more than they previously announced. UPDATE 2/23: festival retracted the price increase so it’s back to $7.50.)

MARCH 17 PARTY FOR ERIC BYLER AND APA FOR PROGRESS: More information coming, but the party will be on Sat., March 17, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Dot Lounge in the Miyako Hotel.

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