Thursday, June 15, 2006
Despite being a film nut, I've unfortunately let most of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) pass me by... poverty sucks like that.
However, yesterday, I did manage to see Americanese last night, the adaptation of Shawn Wong's novel American Knees - a story about the intersections of love, romance, relationships, and race in the context of the Asian American community. I first encountered the novel way back in 1999 as a part of an Asian American literature class at U-Dub - Shawn (an English professor at the UW) even came in and led an entire class-long discussion about the book. I got my copy autographed, haha.
Anyways, Roger Ebert wrote an excellent review of Americanese right here. I definitely recommend reading it.
My own brief thoughts:
I had similar feelings about seeing the film. Definitely some slow moments, but overall it was a great experience. Joan Chen was actually my favorite performer. Haven't read the book yet, but plan to soon....
Oops, just saw your comment on mine! Yes, Shawn was hilarious. Would've been great to have a class from him, but alas, I was in Nebraska during undergrad.
i still havent even seen the other Byler film Charlotte Sometimes yet...
no ones psyched about Justin Lins FAST AND THE FURIOUSER 3!?
sarah- Joan Chen played a good crazy woman. She was straight up psycho! haha.Post a Comment
dks- heh heh... you know, I was actually thinking about seeing it...