05 Sep National Film Society & Awesome Asian Bad Guys Primer
Patrick & Stephen are the National Film Society
National Film Society filmmakers Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco have been touring the country for the last few months with Awesome Asian Bad Guys, an action comedy film paying homage to the Asian villains of our favorite action movies from the 80’s and 90’s. Next week, we are hosting the San Diego premiere of Awesome Asian Bad Guys at Pac-Arts HQ for our September Film Forum, complete with a special appearance and post film discussion with Patrick and Stephen. In preparation for the premiere, here is your official crash course on the National Film Society and Awesome Asian Bad Guys.
Patrick and Stephen have been making YouTube videos as The National Film Society since 2011. They produce weekly web videos about movies, filmmaking, and pop culture. They pride themselves on being uniquely brainy, off beat, and original- qualities that we definitely identify with at Pacific Arts Movement.
The National Film Society is part of PBS Digital Studios
Awesome Asian Bad Guys has a ton of support from everyone on Kickstarter who helped them raise over $50K to complete the project and from the actors who contributed their talent to the film. There’s plenty of starpower in the cast: Al Leong (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) , Yuji Okumoto (Karate Kid 2, Better Off Dead, Inception), Tamlyn Tomita (Karate Kid 2, Joy Luck Club, Teen Wolf), Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat, Veep, The Mindy Project), and Dante Basco (Hook, The Debut, Avatar: The Last Airbender).
The National Film Society are official BFFS of Pac-Arts and SDAFF. They “crashed” the SDAFF Gala and presented an award in 2012.
The Awesome Asian Bad Guys Film Forum is FREE for Pac-Arts members and a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
Friday. September 12, 2014
Remember to RSVP for next week’s screening here.
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