Speaking of beautiful actors, the festival brings us a double dose of John Cho, who stars not only in the yowch-hot Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, but also in West 32nd, a joint Korean and U.S. production focusing on Manhattan's Koreatown underworld and co-starring Battlestar Galactica's Grace Park.
Perhaps to calm us down from all that hot-pantsing around, the fest also presents a talk called "The Hypersexuality of Race" by Celine Parreñas Shimizu, which takes a critical look at clips of early Hollywood productions along with assorted porn, but Shimizu's not bringing any buckets of cold water. Instead, she argues that viewers should just remember that they're enjoying looking at complex humans, instead of Dragon Ladies or submissive dolls.
Catch Sing-Along Colma: The Musical tonight at 9:30 at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post (at Fillmore), S.F. Admission is $10.
March 13-23, 2008