Both films have been showing at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival organized by the community-based visual arts group, Visual Communications (http://www.vconline.org).
Grace Rowe has has appeared in many TV shows and also in American Seoul (2003) (see http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1451149/). She stars in I am that Girl, as a party girl maxing out on her credit cards who on a lark decides to go into the Sierras with a guy. The film covers what leads up to the Sierras trip, what happens on the road trip and a surprise development in the Sierras. I Am That Girl trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3gFTCS9I10.
We also talk with director So Yong Kim, whose Treeless Mountain, is her second feature film. (She directed In Between Days, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance). The current feature is inspired from her early childhood days in Pusan, South Korea. The film tells the story of a six-year-old girl, Jin and her journey to early maturity with a younger sister. The film opens May 8 at Laemmle's Music Hall and Mpark Theatre. So Yong Kim also made several short films, including A Bunny Rabbit, shot by renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle. She was named one of the "25 Filmmakers to Watch" in Fimmaker Magazine in 2006. See an interview with her on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osp92F4jC1M
Treeless Mountain Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9ermzhKx54
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