Help Save San Francisco’s Greatest Video Store!

Help Save a Great Video Collection San Francisco’s Greatest Video Store -  Le Video by Ron Merk I don’t often “pitch” fund-raisers in this column mostly because I know too many people, filmmakers and institutions that are beating the bushes for money, but sometimes something is so important I want to use the outreach of Indieplex to support a cause.  This...

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CAAMFest 2014 Concludes

CAAMFest 2014 Concludes After 11 Days of Asian and Asian American Storytelling in Film, Food and Music SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2014 – CAAMFest 2014 successfully concluded after 11 days of film, music and food programming. As the largest festival of its kind in the country, CAAM welcomed over 260 participants and showcased over 120 films from 19 countries, including...

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When Will They Remember They’re Putting on a Show?

Rants and Raves When Will They Remember They’re Putting on a Show? By Ron Merk It’s been quite a while since I published either a rant or a rave, but the recent orgy of award shows prompted me to get out my sharpest pen, and poke a few holes in The Film Independent Spirit Awards and that other holier-than-holy cow,...

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CAAMFEST 2014 – SF Festival 3/13/14 – 3/23/14

CAAMFEST 2014 The Center for Asian American Media Festival March 13-23, 2014 San Francisco – Berkeley-Oakland 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. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and...

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Jimmy Murakami – In Memoriam

Jimmy Murakami In Memoriam Jimmy Murakami – 5 June, 1933 – 16 February, 2014 Animation legend, Jimmy Murakami, passed away on February 16, 2014.  Nancy Phelps, who was a close friend, has written a wonderful piece on Jimmy, his life and career,  on her website: http://sprockets.animationblogspot.com/ Jimmy with Nancy at Annecy 2012

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