Monday, March 13, 2006

San Francisco review

Hi everyone,

Gearing up for Cleveland and San Francisco this week. Please remember to tell you friends and family (Cleveland, Friday March 17 2:45pm, Saturday March 18th 4:15pm at the Tower City Cinemas...San Francisco, Tuesday March 21, 6:45pm, Kabuki 8 Theaters). In advance of the March 21st showing of ABDUCTION at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, we got this review...


Unfortunately, your correspondent did not see many of what looks like an intriguing slate of documentaries at this festival, but two worthy of mention deal poignantly with North Korea. Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim's "Abduction" is about Megumi Yokota, a 13-year-old schoolgirl who disappeared while on her way to school in 1977. Her family gave her up for dead until 2002, when North Korea admitted that Megumi was one of 13 Japanese citizens abducted to teach Japanese language and culture to North Korean spies. Her family's persistence and determination in their search for Megumi is the heart of this affecting film.
(Tue., March 21, 6:45 p.m.; Kabuki 9 Theatres)


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