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Asian American Directors to Kick Off San Francisco International Film Festival. Wayne Wang to be Honored

San Francisco International Film Festival

Multiple films with Asian directors are set to kick off the San Francisco International Film Festival  April 4.  Along with films from renown directors like Hirokazu Koreeda and Hong Sangsoo, the festival will also include a tribute to Chinese director Wayne Wang.

The tribute in Wang’s honor is set for April 7 at Dolby Cinema.

Wang is perhaps best known for his film adaptation of Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club (1993). Other notable films include his first feature, Chan is Missing (1982) which is considered an Asian American classic and Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985).

He also directed Maid in Manhattan (2002) starring Jennifer Lopez, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

The Festival is known as a popular event among many film fanatics.

Koreeda and Sangsoo’s films are only a few out of 183 films that are being shown at the International Film Festival.

Other films to look out for include Tigre from Latino directors Ulises Porra Guardiola and Silvina Schnicer.

With films from 45 countries being featured, the festival is likely to satisfy one’s need to need for relatable characters on the screen.

The San Francisco International Film Festival is set to run from April 4-17, 2018.

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