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Monday, March 11, 2019

TwoOhSix Recap - 2019 Seattle Asian American Film Festival


This is such a fun and well organized festival and I am thankful for having the chance to cover it every year. The crop of movies I was able to watch was very impressive and the opening night party was a lot of fun including a killer set from Filipina-American rapper Ruby Ibarra. Seriously, check her out, she's about to be real big real soon. The volunteer staff that runs the festival always puts on a smooth production and this year was definitely no exception. See below for a recap of the films I watched and my selection for 2019 TwoOhSix Festival Favorite.


Here are the films I watched and reviewed during the festival:


2019 Festival Favorite:
For Izzy is so good and so authentic and I felt all the emotions. Alex Chu, as both writer and director, tackles race, culture, mental health, addiction, love, family, friendship, and so much more and presents it all with a level of passion and creativity that is a pure joy to watch unfold. I'm pretty sure I'll be revisiting this movie when it comes time to picking my favorites for the year.






2019 Film Festival Coverage:




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