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  1. Ryang-Kang-Do Merry Christmas North

    Sung Hoon Kim / Korea / 2011 / 95 min

    Christmas descends into a North Korean village in the form of a toy robot that causes awe, desire and jealousy among the impoverished children. Comical and inspiring, this family-centric film is a Christmas tale unlike any other, and gives a much-needed view of everyday North Koreans.

    March 9, 2012 7:00 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
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    March 15, 2012 8:45 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
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  2. Salad Days

    Jeff Mizushima, Hiram Chan, Emily Yoshida / USA / 2011 / 75 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Salad Days is a quirky love story focusing on the trials and tribulations of three twenty-somethings living in the Bay Area. This DIY, heartfelt work is sure to inspire dialogue about the gap between our personal lives and our new Facebook’d, YouTube’d identities.

    March 11, 2012 5:00 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
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    March 12, 2012 8:45 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
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  3. San Jose Opening Night Gala

    150 min

    Join us at 9pm after KNOTS at the celebrated San Jose Museum of Art. The gala kicks off the festival's run in San Jose! Enjoy delicious desserts and choice wines while exploring the counter-culture exhibit "Renegade Humor."

    March 16, 2012 9:00 pm
    San Jose Museum of Art
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  4. Saving Face

    Alice Wu / USA / 2004 / 96 min

    Join the filmmakers and cast of the landmark Asian American romantic comedy Saving Face at this special reunion screening!! Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, and Lynn Chen star in this classic about a mother and her daughter trying to live, love, and “save face” amidst a judging community.
  5. Scenes From A Memoir with Cherylene Lee

    90 min

    Best known for performing in Flower Drum Song and a Rat Pack-era Vegas revue with her sister Virginia, the unsung Asian American pioneer Cherylene Lee will join us to read from her fascinating new memoir on life in show business, Just Like Really, and reminisce with her sister and film historian Stephen Gong.

    March 11, 2012 6:00 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
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  6. Shanghai Love Market

    Craig Rosenthal / China / 2011 / 9 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Shanghai’s famous People’s Park, where parents go to make matches for their unwed children, provides the backdrop for this stylish tale of an overly demanding mother trying to find the perfect wife for her son.
    See This Is Not Love for screenings.
  7. Shangri-La

    Adam Smith / USA / 2011 / 6 min / San Francisco Premiere

    In this humorous and candid portrait, a Tibetan monk living in the American suburbs explains what it’s like to be living in a land of closed doors and track housing.
    See Where We Live for screenings.
  8. Space in Back of You

    Richard Rutkowski / USA / 2011 / 66 min

    The Space in Back of You is an abstract homage to Suzushi Hanayagi, a radical choreographer and dancer whose work influenced and included such artists as David Byrne, Anna Halprin, and her longtime collaborator, Robert Wilson. Combining footage of Suzushi’s classical and avant-garde work, the film features her own philosophical reflections on dance. With short What’s Up in the Future!

    March 11, 2012 4:00 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
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    March 12, 2012 6:45 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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  9. Sun Beaten Path

    Sonthar Gyal / China / 2011 / 89 min

    This superb debut feature, winner of the Vancouver International Film Festival’s prestigious Dragons & Tigers Award, suggests that the New Tibetan Cinema is upon us. A young man making a pilgrimage to Lhasa has to overcome the guilt of causing his family member’s death.

    March 10, 2012 8:30 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
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    March 11, 2012 4:30 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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  10. Surrogate Valentine 2: Daylight Savings

    Dave Boyle / USA / 2012 / 73 min / World Premiere

    In this sequel to last year's hit SURROGATE VALENTINE, director Dave Boyle and stars Goh Nakamura and Lynn Chen team up once more to deliver a humorous, soft-spoken and music-filled account of the homes we make in people's hearts… and what happens when we get evicted.

    March 11, 2012 9:30 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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    March 17, 2012 5:00 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
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