Tickets for the April 8 screening of AOKI as part of the Foundation for Asian American Media’s 15th Annual Asian American Showcase at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago are now available via Ticketmaster.

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2010 SFIAAFF Wraps Up

March 22, 2010

The 2010 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival has wrapped up. Two of the screenings of AOKI were sold out and the third was well attended. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the film! It was great to see so many people take interest in Richard’s life. The filmmakers would also like to thank Chi-Hui Yang, Christine Kwon, Lanlian Szeto, Mariana Lopez, Natalie Mulford, Leo Wong, and everyone else from CAAM for all their hard work in making this year’s SFIAAFF a success.

Next up for AOKI are screenings at Amherst College, University of Michigan, and Chicago. See our Screenings section for more information.

Video Interviews

March 17, 2010

Here is the segment on AOKI that was broadcast on NBC Bay Area’s 6:00 pm news broadcast on March 15th:

And here is a video interview with Ben Wang & Mike Cheng shot and produced by CAAM as part of their “On The Clock” series highlighting filmmakers whose works are featured in the 2010 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival:

Check out our Film Coverage section to see other recently published stories about AOKI.

Check out our Screenings section for updated information about our upcoming Amherst & University of Michigan screenings. Co-producer & co-director Ben Wang will be present at both screenings.



Tune in to the 6:00 pm local news broadcast of NBC’s Bay Area affiliate KNTV (Channel 3 cable, channel 11 antenna) to catch an interview filmed with co-producers & co-directors Ben Wang and Mike Cheng. For those outside the Bay Area we’ll try to have a video clip of the segment posted to this site soon after it airs.

We’re one day away from our first screening at the 2010 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival! If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch download this free app for a handy schedule of festival screenings. And if you take a closer look at the screen shots of the app provided in iTunes you’ll notice one shot in particular featuring a film that’s pretty close to our hearts:

Oakland Local currently has a feature story about the film posted on its site.  Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet, then come back to AokiFilm.com and read more articles, reviews, and previews on AOKI posted in our Film Coverage section.

AOKI co-director & co-producer Mike Cheng will be a live guest on Friday 3/12 for the podcast Wanda’s Picks Radio.  Listeners can tune in to the live broadcast either by visiting her site on Blog Talk Radio or calling 347-237-4610. Wanda’s Picks Radio will air from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. If you miss the live broadcast you can visit her site to download an mp3 archive of the episode. Wanda Sabir has been covering community events for a long time and we’re excited to have her support of the film. You can check out more of Wanda’s work at her site Wanda’s Picks as well as her work that’s been published for the SF Bayview.

AOKI has been accepted into the 15th annual Chicago Asian American Showcase at The Gene Siskel Film Center where it will be screened on April 8th, as well as the 26th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival presented by Visual Communications. We will be sure to sure the exact screening times and all other relevant information as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing our Chicago and LA supporters soon!

There will be three upcoming screenings of AOKI during the 2010 San Francisco Asian American Film Festival. The film will be screened on 3/13 and 3/17 in San Francisco and 3/20 in San Jose. For more information on theaters, show times, and how to purchase advance tickets please visit this site.