The Hawai’i International Film Festival is marking their 40th year with a 25-day virtual program. Of the wide variety of stories coming from Hawaii and beyond, Jason K. Lau’s Story Game stands out as a film about just that: storytelling.
College friends James (Alberto Rosende), Chika (Lyrica Okano), and Nicole (Greer Grammer) go camping in Hawaii when they decide to challenge each other to telling the best story possible. With the guide of an app called Story Game, each friend must telling a supernatural story set in Japan, featuring a character with green eyes. Each friend goes at it as they attempt to one up one another, as their narratives come to life.
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The following is a slightly altered cross-post, originally published on Lola By The Bay.
Last weekend, I finally got to see a matinee performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical, Hamilton, at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco.
Continue reading “The Timing and Timeliness of ‘Hamilton’”
This Saturday, May 25 at 11am I will be joined by artist Jamie Noguchi for a Today at Apple session at the new flagship Apple Store in Washington D.C.’s historic Carnegie Library. This kid-friendly event is free and open to the public, just sign up here.
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[Featured image by: Menellaos]
Several weeks ago I had the singular pleasure of substitute teaching for a course in the California College of Arts M.F.A. in Comics program. Yes, you read that correctly. There is an M.F.A. in comics. Where was this X number of years ago when I was on my Higher Ed journey?
Continue reading “Representation Is Heavy (But It Matters)”