Pacific Arts Movement Staff
Kent Lee was born and raised in Southern California. He’s a proud UC San Diego alumnus and also Pac Art’s new Executive Director! You may recognize him as he’s been involved with Pac Arts since 2010. Kent and his wife Phuong are avid travelers, as they rack up points and miles the way you might save stamps… or cards… or even money. Despite his travels, his favorite city will always be San Diego, where he volunteers on several boards and organizations including the Asian Business Association, International Deaf Education Advocacy & Leadership, Asian Pacific Islander Advisory Group to the Mayor of San Diego, Mira Mesa Community Planning Group, and Alpha Phi Omega. On a typical evening, you might find Kent trying out a new recipe, relaxing over a glass of Scotch, or contemplating all of life’s great mysteries.
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Brian Hu has the rare ability to see an ungodly number of movies in a single day, which came in handy during his past lives as a film PhD student at UCLA and as a critic/editor for Asia Pacific Arts. When not force-feeding art cinema to college students and festival-goers, he’s contemplating transnational cultural formations, popping gummy bears, or sweating to Sam Cooke, Live at the Harlem Square Club. You may also catch him in the dark corner of a karaoke bar.
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Glenn Heath Jr.
Glenn Heath Jr. is a lifelong San Diegan, cinema aficionado, and film festival veteran. He’s the film critic for San Diego CityBeat and contributes to international publications such as Little White Lies and Slant Magazine. These outlets give him the opportunity to get lambasted by his peers and readers for loving films like The Lone Ranger. Glenn also teaches various film classes locally at Platt College and National University. When he isn’t sitting in front of a flickering screen or editing prose Glenn’s usually sobbing uncontrollably at Petco Park watching his beloved Padres tank another game.
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Seasonal and Part-Time Team
Rizzhel Javier, Reel Voices Instructor
Frank Howley, Reel Voices Coordinator
Festival and Events Team
Kao Vang, Volunteer Coordinator
Quyên Nguyen-Le, Guest Services Coordinator
Anthony Noceda, Theater Operations Manager
Chris Paffendorf, Production Coordinator
Mario Guerrero, Facilities & Logistics