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Thursday, October 23, 2014


Images from featured filmmakers: Jerilyn Guerrero (Le Baked Noms, documentary) Katelind Ikuma (Hawaiian Hipster, narrative)  Laura Priscilla Paule (Sam & Syl, narrative) Sally Tran (Deconstructing My Depression, documentary)

At the margins, unfolding the stories of local emerging API female filmmakers.


In today's Hollywood-blockbuster film industry, only 12% of the top grossing films are directed by minorities and about 7% are directed by women, even though women and minorities account for more than half of frequent moviegoers.

In light of that data, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) proudly presents Filmmakers on the Fringe - a screening highlighting diverse short films by local emerging Asian Pacific Islander (API) female filmmakers, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A about the filmmakers' work and their experiences as API women in the film industry. Presenting films that are unique yet relatable, pop-y and provocative, these filmmakers address issues and stories pertinent to their own lives and their respective communities. Featuring Jerilyn Guerrero, Katelind Ikuma, Laura Priscilla Paule, and Sally Tran. Panel moderated by educator, writer, activist, and film/video artist Valerie Soe.

Please join us to experience the works of these bright, emerging storytellers and to learn about their experiences being on the fringe.



A screening of film shorts focused on the works of emerging Asian Pacific Islander female filmmakers: Jerilyn Guerrero (Le Baked Noms, documentary) Katelind Ikuma (Hawaiian Hipster, narrative) Laura Priscilla Paule (Sam & Syl, narrative), and Sally Tran (Deconstructing My Depression, documentary). Followed by an audience Q&A and panel discussion moderated by Valerie Soe.

Presented by APICC. Co-presented by Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and Bindlestiff Studio.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doors open at 6:00pm

Program begins at 6:30pm



185 6th Street (at the corner of Howard and 6th Streets)

San Francisco, CA 94103

4 blocks from the Civic Center BART Station


$5-10 sliding scale, at-the-door

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Saturday, August 8, 2014


Six of the baddest Asian Pacific American comedians come to knock on SF’s door.



Are you the one who knock-knocks?

If you are, you just might be bad enough for the BAD ASIANS comedy showcase. Presented by API Cultural Center, Bindlestiff Studio, and The Colossal Show on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, Bad Asians is featuring the baddest Asians of them all: Asian Comics.

“Bad Asian” is a term used playfully and condescendingly when an Asian Pacific Islander (API) American person fails to live up to preconceived notions of what it means to be Asian. What is a “good” Asian, and what is a “bad” Asian?” How “bad” can you really be? Resisting these tropes of obedient sons and daughters who grow up to be doctors/lawyers/engineers, these API comics are NOT in the “model minority” business. They are in the entertainment business (and perhaps there’s nothing more “heinous” than that). Your best course may be to tread lightly around this line-up of hilarious provocateurs and troublemakers, headlined by comedian Kevin Shea (seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Jimmy Kimmel Live) and hosted by The Colossal Show’s own Imran G and David Nguyen.

Bindlestiff Studio is about to break into some bad territory with frank, candid, and comedic discussions on what it is to be Asian in America...a “Bad Asian”.


Don’t worry. We won’t be in danger. We are the danger.



Kevin Shea

Francesca Fiorentini

Imran G

Samson Koletkar

Dash Kwiatkowski

David Nguyen



Saturday August 9th. 8pm.


Bindlestiff Studio

185 6th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103


General Admission: $15

Pre-Sale “knockknock” discount: $10

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