Debut Features Bookend VC FilmFest

The opening and closing night films have been announced for VC FilmFest 2005, the annual spring showcase for Asian films in Los Angeles. The festival pays special attention to Asian-American filmmakers, and this year is no exception.

Saving Face - Image courtesy of VC FilmFest 05SAVING FACE kicks things off on Thursday, April 28. Director Alice Wu tells the tale of a surgeon (Michelle Krusiec) whose pregnant mother (Joan Chen) moves in with her, complicating her life and budding love affair with another woman (Lynn Chen). The film will be released in limited engagements by Sony Pictures Classics on May 27.

Red Doors - Image courtesy of VC FilmFest 05One week later, the fest wraps with RED DOORS, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” as a domestic drama. Director Georgia Lee’s film features Tzi Ma, Jacqueline Kim, Elaine Kao, and Kathy Shao-Lin Lee.

Congrats to the festival for programming debut features by two Asian women! Can’t wait to see what other goodies they have in store.

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