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VC’s 40th Year Anniversary

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Psst…you’re the first to know…

In celebration of VC’s 40th Year Anniversary, we are launching a brand new website in the coming months. We can’t wait to share our new virtual home with you! (But don’t worry – we’re still updating the current site with all the latest screenings and events in the meantime)

Read on to learn WHAT’S HAPPENING at Visual Communications in August.

(photo from MANILATOWN IS IN THE HEART, playing August 27 as part of Best of the Fest)

IN THIS ISSUE
Celebrate Best of the Fest
VC Preservation: Little Tokyo in photos
Anime @ PAM
Cutting Edge Pinoy Cinema
Filmmaker/Producers Bootcamp

BEST OF THE FEST
Join us for VC’s Summertime Series BEST OF THE FEST! Don’t miss these encore screenings of the best and brightest new works from the 2009 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival:

FRIDAY, AUG. 7 | 8 PM
David Henry Hwang Theatre
120 Judge John Aiso St. LA

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THE CHICKENS HAVE ESCAPED!
| This popular summer event showcases 12 new shorts, curated by  the Visual Communications summer interns. Start your weekend right with complimentary food and happy hour specials in the Aratani Courtyard before the screening.

THURSDAY, AUG. 27 | 7:30 PM
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 N. First St. LA

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AL ROBLES, LEGEND | Presented with FilAm ARTS, this very special event celebrates the  life and achievements of poet/writer/activist Al Robles, who passed away on May 2, 2009. Featuring Curtis Choy’s MANILATOWN IS IN THE HEART + special guests.


EDDIE OSHIRO: People’s Photographer
EO This summer, VC has began work on preserving the photos in the Eddie Oshiro Collection – treating the water damaged negatives and photographs of the Little Tokyo community from the 1980s to early 2000s.

The photos in the collection were taken by Eddie Oshiro (pictured right), a resident of Little Tokyo until his untimely death in 2005. Known as the “people’s photographer,” Eddie captured Little Tokyo’s landscape and its people through his unique lens.

When completed, the preserved Eddie Oshiro Collection will add tens of thousands of photographs to the VC Photo Archives, a rich repository of Asian American life in southern California. This project is made possible in part with generous support from the Japanese American Community Services and the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
VC needs volunteers to help with sorting, matching and arranging the negatives and photos in the collection. To volunteer your time, please call us at 213-680-4462 or email jeff@vconline.org.

We are also seeking additional funds to support the completion of the project in 2009. Support VC’s preservation program and ensure that future generations have access to our visual history. Purchase a VC Membership online and add “Preservation” in the Purchase Order Number field to indicate your special support for this project.

ANIME FILM FEST CONCLUDES
Aug. 6, 8 PM at Pacific Asia Museum
As part of its major exhibition “The Samurai Re-Imagined,” the Pacific Asia Museum and Visual Communications close out the Museum’s Anime Film Festival with a “TV Night” screening of favorite episodes ranging from “Jubei-chan,” “Samurai Champloo,” “Rurouni Kenshin” and “Peacemaker.”

Enjoy extended gallery hours plus favorite anime TV episodes screened under the stars in the museum’s beautiful courtyard garden with an introduction by animation historian Charles Solomon. This is an outdoor event, so beach chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome!

PINOY OUTSIDER CINEMA @ VC
August 15, 7 PM
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Visual Communications, in association with noted Philippine independent director Ruelo Lozendo, is pleased to present this collection of works by three internationally renowned filmmakers and one emerging voice from the New Philippine Independent Film Movement. Emerging director Dada Docot, along with enfants terrible Raya Martin, John Torres, and Khavn de la Cruz are spotlighted in short films that illustrate the Philippine’s adventurous and innovative contributions to world cinema. Complete program details coming soon at vconline!

FILMMAKING OUTSIDE THE BOX 3
Filmmaker/Producers’ Bootcamp Aug. 22 & 23
Acclaimed producer Karin Chien (ROBOT STORIES, THE MOTEL) returns to lead another round of  “Filmmaking Outside The Box” seminars for artists on the cusp of making the Big Move to feature filmmaking and beyond.

For artists who’ve spent the last few months (or years) developing an incredible story or making a groundbreaking film, DON’T sit back and wait for money or distribution to fall in your lap. Follow that same creative drive to get your film made and seen. The two-day workshop will teach you the basics of independent film financing and distribution and give you the tools to strategically launch your project. Ready? Then click here to enroll.

About Visual Communications

Founded in 1970, Visual Communications is the nation’s premier Asian American media arts organization. Our mission to promote intercultural understanding through the creation, presentation, preservation and support of media works by and about Asian Pacific Americans.

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Connecting Communities Through Media Arts
Phone: (213) 680-4462
Fax: (213) 687-4848
Email: info@vconline.org
Web: http://www.vconline.org

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