Arts & Culture

6:22pm

Mon March 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Film festival opens a window to Asian American family life

Courtesy of caamfest.com

What we learn from our families is often very private. It’s knowledge we keep inside of us – and that the world doesn’t always get a chance to see. Filmmaker Mark Decena is hoping to open a window onto that kind of family life with his new film, The War Inside, involving his own childhood home movies. The film is a project of the Center for Asian American Media, CAAM, which is hosting its 31st annual festival this year and launching a new national initiative to collect and preserve Asian American home movies.  KALW's Ben Trefny spoke with Decena about the value of finally bringing these national memories to light, and Decena's personal contribution to the collection.

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5:48pm

Mon March 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Crosscurrents: March 18, 2013

BART tries out bikes during commute hours; Clinic goes mobile to reach underserved youth; Money Diaries: Next year will be better; CAAMFest: A conversation with filmmaker Mark Decena about his film"The War Inside," and local band The Dandelion War.

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12:08pm

Mon March 18, 2013
LIVE EVENT

Heard Here: Extraordinary stories of ordinary people – TONIGHT in San Francisco!

Juan Leguizamon

A surfer takes on a Maverick wave.  A writer acquires an unexpected tenant – and his house plant. These stories and more told live on stage at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco. Fri. April 12 at 8pm.

KALW 91.7FM presents “Heard Here,” an interactive evening of storytelling. Inspired by real people in the Bay Area, this show will feature stories of ordinary locals who have gone through extraordinary circumstances – all told by some of the Bay's best writers, radio producers, and performers.

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10:46am

Mon March 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Dandelion War

The atmospheric sounds you’re hearing now are by The Dandelion War. The Oakland Tribune compares their music to Sigur Ros and Radiohead “only not as long-winded.” They’re performing at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco on Thursday, March 21 starting around 9pm.

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8:48pm

Sun March 17, 2013
Minds Over Matter March 17, 2013

Minds Over Matter for March 17, 2013

Tonight Dana Rodriguez Leah Garchik and Gerry Nachmann to the Bay Area's favorite quiz show!

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