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DECEMBER 2, 2008
Dear Friends,

Whussup, all! We want to let you know about our next installment of MONDAY NITE VC, as well as other special events coming up so fast, you’ll have to put aside your other holiday plans and join us. And, if you’d like to support what we do by becoming a Friend of Visual Communications member, you can do so by visiting our website. Happy Holidays, and thanks for supporting Visual Communications!

Popular Filmmakers’ Talkin’ Shop Series Continues Dec. 15
mao with lipstick MONDAY NITE VC, Visual Communications’ popular artists’ “talkin’ shop” series hosted by film/television editor Walt Louie, continues its two-part spotlight on the filmmakers who are making waves in the independent Asian Pacific American cinema scene. For our next edition on Dec. 15, we proudly present…

An Evening of Art, Street Dance, Politics, and Nonsense with Directors Ann Kaneko, John Kwon and Derek Shimoda
Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 · 7:30 p.m.
Directors ANN KANEKO (AGAINST THE GRAIN: AN ARTIST’S SURVIVAL GUIDE TO PERU), JOHN KWON (ALWAYS BE BOYZ) and DEREK SHIMODA (THE KILLING OF A CHINESE COOKIE) use cinema to examine the role of artistic expression — both visual and performed — to provide a glimpse into the world outside our narrow universe. From multi-ethnic artists struggling to promote change in Fujimori-era Peru; to preternaturally literate b-boys in Seoul; to the eternal argument around who really did invent the fortune cookie, tonight’s segment promises an entertaining intersection of art, cinema, and social awareness.

MONDAY NITE VC The Series will be held select Mondays beginning Dec. 1, 2008, at:
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Basement Level
Los Angeles Little Tokyo

Digital Histories THIS THURSDAY Dec. 4
Latest Round of Innovative Media by Seniors Screens at VC

japanese_temple Visual Communications and the Little Tokyo DISKovery Center will present the latest selection of short video works produced as part of the Digital Histories media arts program for senior citizens. Anyone who’s screened this popular program at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival know that when you put a movie camera in the hands of an imaginative, capable senior citizen, wonderful things can happen.

Past Digital Histories selections have been screened at select film festivals nationwide, so here’s your chance to get a sneak-peek at the latest round of innovative productions before everyone else sees them!

DIGITAL HISTORIES Fall ’08 Graduation Screening: Thurs. Dec. 4, 2008, 3 p.m. at:
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Basement Level
Los Angeles Little Tokyo

L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival OPEN CALL
FINAL ENTRY CALL for Film Fest’s 25th Anniversary Edition Due Dec. 19

angel Just a reminder for you filmmakers who haven’t yet submitted: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, a production of Visual Communications, is seeking submissions for the 25th anniversary edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, set for April 30 through May 7, 2009. Submissions of any length and genre by and/or about Asian Pacific subjects and themes are welcome and encouraged. Festival organizers are especially interested in works by and about underserved constituencies including youth media and music videos. Entries MUST be postmarked no later than December 19, 2008 for consideration. Click here to enter online via; or visit the Visual Communications website to download a PDF of the entry form. Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your submissions soon.

Jerry Chan, AWC 2007 Alum, is SLAMDANCE BOUND!!!

jerry chan And finally, the Visual Communications staff, board, and extended family sends out hearty congratulations to filmmaker Jerry Chan, whose short experimental film DJ:LA, produced through the 2007 round of our Armed With a Camera Fellowship, WON the Slamdance Film Festival’s Anarchy Online Contest for October ’08. By winning, Jerry film becomes the first VC production to gain entry into the prestigious Slamdance Film Festival, set for January 15-23, 2009 in Park City UT. CONGRATS, JERRY!!!

Peep the film right ovah thuur!

Visual Communications is the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding through the education, production, presentation and preservation of works by and about Asian Pacific Americans. For more information about Visual Communications, please visit Thanks for supporting our activities, we’ll see you all at the movies!

“Connecting Communities Through Media Arts”
Phone: (213) 680-4462
Fax: (213) 687-4848

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