Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Arts 092008

Wayne Wang isn't missing by Andrew O'Hehir,
Peripatetic indie legend Wayne Wang is back from J.Lo exile with a double bill of intriguing new low-budget films -- and YouTube distribution. Listen to the interview. Also check out Wang's "What I'm Reading" on the right side of the page.

I was searching for more details about Gordon and Anna Chan (my local post office is being re=named in their honor), and I stumbled on Slant Eye for the Round Eye. That blog led me to the following film festival:

ID Film Festival 2008: A new festival dedicated to contemporary digital films that explore and celebrate identity crisis in our diverse Asian/Pacific Islander community.

Nocturnal van Gogh, Illuminating Darkness by Roberta Smith, NYTimes Slide Show

SFGate: Fall Arts Preview The Chronicle looks ahead to this autumn's arts calendar. September October November

San Jose Mariachi Festival celebrates women By Mark de la Via, Mercury News
When the last violinist packed up his bow at the end of the San Jose International Mariachi Festival last year, organizers mulled over a daunting question: How would they ever top the 2007 gathering, which attracted a record 40,000 music fans?

Saved From the Storm by Michael s. Grant, The New Orleans Museum of Art survived Katrina, and some of its best works can now be seen at Stanford.

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