The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) 30th annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival opens this week.
SFIAAFF will kick off the festival with a star-studded opening night gala event for its premiere screening of Quentin Lee’s “White Frog” on Thursday, March 8th at 7pm.
Here is the filmmaker’s synopsis:
An emotional teen drama with comedy and heart, White Frog stars Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga) as high-school freshman Nick, a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome who is often neglected and misunderstood by his seemingly perfect family. When tragedy suddenly strikes, Nick is forced out of his comfort zone, and into finding the strength he needs to survive. This powerful drama by the director of The People I’ve Slept With andShopping for Fangs, boasts some of the most influential and recognizable Asian American talent today, including B.D. Wong (Law and Order), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), and Joan Chen (this year’s Festival Spotlight Honoree). The stellar cast also includes Gregg Sulkin (Wizard of Waverly Place), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) Justin Martin (The Soloist), Manish Dayal (Beverly Hills 90210) and Kelly Hu (Hawaii Five O, X-Men2).
A schedule of events for Opening Night film at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco:
6:00 pm – RED CARPET WALK
- Booboo Stewart (Actor WHITE FROG) (also Breaking Dawn)
- BD Wong (Actor WHITE FROG) (also Law and Order)
- Harry Shum Jr. (Actor WHITE FROG) (also Glee)
- Joan Chen (Actor WHITE FROG) (also Saving Face, The Last Emperor)
- Tyler Posey (Actor WHITE FROG) (also Teen Wolf)
- David Henry Hwang (Executive Producer WHITE FROG)
- Chris Lee (Producer WHITE FROG)
- Ellie Wen (Writer/Producer WHITE FROG)
- Quentin Lee (Director WHITE FROG)
7:00 pm – Opening night remarks and screening of “White Frog” which will be followed by a Q&A with Director Quentin Lee and the film’s cast members.
The opening gala party will begin at 9:30pm at the SF Asian Art Museum following the screening and Q&A.
The Gala will feature delicious food and drink from some of the Bay Area’s best restaurants, including Bushi-Tei, Chotto, Dosa, Serpentine, and Yoshi’s.
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Thanks to Larsen Associates and CAAM for this story.