We’re giving some gifts away this winter – here’s the start of day one!
Pitch Perfect (featuring Hana Mae Lee who’s also in our Winter 2012-13 issue!)
College student Beca (Anna Kendrick) finds herself part of a clique (including Hana Mae Lee) where the only thing the girls have in common is how good they sound when they sing together. The laugh out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect is on Blu-ray, DVD and Ultraviolet December 18! www.pitchperfectmovie.com
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bond film franchise and the tenth Asian Bond Girl (French Cambodian-Chinese actress Bérénice Lim Marlohe) who’s featured in Skyfall, we’re going to take a step back into history and give you an overview of every single Asian actress who has shared screentime with Ian Fleming’s iconic secret agent (and arguably the world’s most famous) spanning the last 50 years. Some of these names may be recognizable to you – while others may be of surprise. Click and read on!
ISSUE: Summer 2012
DEPT: On That Note
Age: 20. Heritage: Chinese, English, Native American. Occupation: Actress. Always makes me laugh: A girl named Mimi Gianopulos. The last thing I ate: Jasmine milk tea with extra boba. Most overused phrase: Coolio Julio. Go-to comfort food: PB&Js. Current obsession: Game of Thrones. Treasured possession: My grandmother’s engagement ring. On “repeat” on my iPod: “Fool to Cry” by the Rolling Stones. Greatest fear: Mediocrity. Pet peeve: Disingenuity. Habit to break: I can be a worrywart at times. Motto: Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Go-to karaoke song: “Run This Town” by Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West. Being Asian rules because: Frankly, it adds flavor to my life, and I’m not just talking about my Ni Ni’s cooking! Next up: The Amazing Spider-Man, Wine of Summer and Run.
Wardrobe styling by Sophia Banks Coloma, assisted by Ali Mandelkorn; makeup by Kelsey Deenihan @ Exclusive Artists; hair by Stephen Lewis @ Exclusive Artists.
Ellery dress, Citrine by the Stones bracelets, Jewelmint earrings, Charles Albert ring.
What if you were wrongfully accused for a crime you did not commit, and you have exhausted every possible means to clear your name, but to no avail? This is the story that filmmakers Marty Syjunco and Michael Collins tell in their award-winning documentary, Give Up Tomorrow, based on the story of Paco Larrañaga.
A riveting tale (no matter whose “side” you find yourself on), Give Up Tomorrow is a gloriously produced film, bringing the relatively unknown story of Paco and the Chiong sisters to light. Receiving praise from numerous film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Give Up Tomorrow is a must-see.
Get an insight into the makings behind the film in our interview with one of the film’s makers, Marty Syjuco.
Nichole Bloom makes her leading lady debut in the upcoming independent film, Model Minority.
ISSUE: Summer 2012
STORY: Courtney Hong
What’s a Glamourbaby, you may ask? Well, it is much, much more than the implied wealth, clothes, jewels and superficial beauty. According to Ruby Veridiano, being Glamourbaby goes much further beyond these things.
This award-winning film takes you to the lively, colorful Gujarat Kite Festival in India, where six intriguing, interconnected stories are told beautifully through the lens of director Prashant Bhargawi.
Louis Ozawa Changchien and I met almost 8 years ago on one of Louis’s first jobs out of grad school – a Nokia commercial. Having maintained a close friendship since, we do an occasional “catch up.” I thought I’d share this “catch up” with the Audrey Magazine readers. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy an intimate “hang” with one of the hottest Asian actors of our time!? Read on for Di Quon’s conversation with the actor!
Filmmaking is emerging as a dominant form of art and expression in the Philippines, and Bay Area audiences will soon have a first-hand opportunity to see for themselves just how strong and diverse it is. The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) presents New Filipino Cinema, from June 7-10 and June 17. The comprehensive showcase will feature 29 films—narratives, documentaries, and experiential shorts—many of them as U.S. premieres.
“There’s an incredible resurgence of talent and energy in independent cinema in the Philippines right now that is not really known internationally,” said Joel Shepard, YBCA’s Film/Video Curator. Shepard co-curated the program with Philbert Ortiz Dy, the film critic for Clickthecity.com and writer-at-large for Esquire Philippines. “It’s an amazing renaissance that I really wanted to celebrate and bring to the U.S.” Shepard took four trips to the country in the past two years to meet with filmmakers, critics, and production staff and watched over a hundred films in preparation for this program before narrowing it down to the final titles.
Mothers — with all their earnest, loving intentions — can often be entertaining, and their advice can be an interesting mix of serious, silly, insightful and mind-boggling (sometimes all rolled up into one zinger you can’t wait to share with your friends). In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked fellow Asian American writers and artists to share the funniest advice they’ve ever gotten from their mothers.
On the set of Yes, We’re Open: “I wanted her to be an extra in my on-set wedding,” says Navarro, “so that she could see me get married in case it’s the only time I ever get ‘married!’”