The International Asian American Film Festival heads south to San Jose through March 20, paving the way for next week's return of the Disposable Film Festival, a four-day celebration of do-it-yourself filmmaking kicking off at the Castro on Thursday. Looking for more immediate gratification? Try tonight's debut of The Lincoln Lawyer – a must-see for fans of law, order and Matthew McConaughey's down-home Southern drawl – at the Sundance Kabuki.
1. The Disposable Film Festival's Competitive Shorts Night
You might think Josh Radnor’s commitment to the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother – in which he’s the “I,” always on the lookout for “Your Mother” – would make a side project as ambitious as Happythankyoumoreplease all but inconceivable.
Yet according to Radnor, Happy, the indie romance he wrote and directed, which opens Friday after winning standing O’s at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, would never have been possible without his high-profile day job. If anything, the success of Mother has allowed him to broaden his artistic horizons.
With roughly 120 films to complement its delectable menu of musical performances and interactive-art exhibits, the 29th International Asian American Film Festival is now underway, through March 20, in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. For tickets, click here. Elsewhere:
1. Dazed and Confused
Where: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight St., 415-668-3994
When: March 15-16