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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Independent Filmmaking in the South Bay -- Who Knew?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Not many people think of the stretch of suburbia between I-280 and U.S. 101 as a hub of underground cinematic activity, but there is a film festival to prove us wrong. Hosted by an all-volunteer run organization called South Bay First Thursdays, the Movie Mini-Fest tonight (Thursday) brings together works by nine Asian American digital filmmakers to show that the creative vein runs deeps among the residents of the 650 and the 408. Don't believe it? See the trailer for yourself:

The idea for the fest began a year ago when a few of the Bay Area filmmakers who participated in a web video contest called Interpretations got together to learn more about each other. They planned the Movie Mini-Fest, realizing that the South Bay could really use some extra film presence.

The Movie Mini-Fest starts at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Dec. 1) at BlueLight Cinemas, 21275 Stevens Creek Blvd., in Cupertino. Admission is free; RSVP at

For more events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook.

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