03.17.2015 / OUTTAKES: Queer Asian Cinema



Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts & CAAM present:
OUTTAKES: Queer Asian Cinema

Tuesday March 17th, 2015, 7pm
Timken Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts and CAAM present a special screening and panel featuring festival filmmakers in conversation with director Pratibha Parmar and moderated by Center for Asian American Media’s festival director Masashi Niwano.

British filmmaker Pratibha Parmar has spent more than 20 years behind the camera bringing fresh perspectives to stories of women, minorities and social issues. Her award-winning work has been exhibited widely at international film festivals and broadcast in many countries. NINA’S HEAVENLY DELIGHTS is her award winning feature film debut.

Masashi Niwano is the Festival & Exhibition Director for the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). He is a Bay Area native who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Production from San Francisco State University. Prior to re-joining CAAM as Festival & Exhibition Director, Masashi was the Executive Director for the Austin Asian American Film Festival. He is also an active filmmaker, who has worked on numerous films and music videos that are official selections at Outfest, Newfest & South By Southwest.

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.

Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts brings together locally and nationally renowned artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars for a series of conversations to discuss a broad range of LGBTQI topics in the humanities, architecture, design, and the arts. QCCA is an on-going collaboration between the Queer Cultural Center, California College of the Arts, and U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.

OUTTAKES: Queer Asian Cinema is sponsored by The Graduate Program in Visual & Critical Studies at California College of the Arts, Becca Giang, The Office of the Provost, Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts, Center for Asian American Media and The Queer Cultural Center.