[Blog] “White Frog” Makes L.A. Premiere at Outfest

[Blog] “White Frog” Makes L.A. Premiere at Outfest

In “White Frog,” a new independent film from director Quentin Lee, character Nick arrives at The Firehouse and says, “This doesn’t look like a community center place.” Well, it’s not! In real life the interior of The Firehouse is Visual Communications, the Asian Pacific American media arts center in Little Tokyo where I worked as a … Continue reading


Story of Japanese Americans in WWII: Recorded + Corrected

In 1981 Visual Communications videotaped the Los Angeles hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians – all twenty six hours of the proceedings. Today, with the support of the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations, that footage is available on DVD. It would appear that others also understand the importance of keeping a truthful record of our country’s history. Even if it comes decades late.
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[LA Times] ‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ screens for free Saturday

We all know The Mouse, but who ranks as the second most popular character from the classic Disney pantheon? Forget Donald Duck and don’t think Goofy — it’s Tinker Bell, at least according toBradley Raymond, the appropriately biased writer and director of Disney’s new direct-to-video feature “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.”… Continue reading

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[LA Times] In protest against ‘The Last Airbender,’ fans find empowerment

As protesters paraded outside the ArcLight Hollywood theater Thursday evening, signs filled the air with hand-written phrases such as “Support fair casting!” and “Hollywood is racist and too ignorant to know it!” The chant of “Get it right, M. Night!” rose above the noise of Sunset Boulevard rush-hour traffic. Meanwhile, just inside the ArcLight’s doors, an usher busied herself preparing rows of 3-D glasses for the next showing of “The Last Airbender.”… Continue reading