900 West 34th Street
Los Angeles CA 90089

Anarchy in Asian America: Sex, Punk, and Transgressive Cinema

March 24
12:00 PM
Ray Stark Family Theatre (SCA), School of Cinematic Arts 108: Los Angeles

Event Overview

“I want to make movies where you feel like you’re going to a show, where you leave all sweaty and freaked out and talking about it. It should be like seeing a band instead of sitting there, checking it out, falling asleep.”
—Jon Moritsugu

Gregg ArakiRoddy BogawaMarcus Hu, and Jon Moritsugu—the “bad boys” of Asian American cinema—have exploded notions of identity and identification through a radicalized indie-film aesthetic inspired as much by the anything-goes energy of the underground music scene as by the formalist experimentations of directors like Godard. Join us for a panel discussion and concert exploring how indie cinema has been transformed by their punk-influenced, sexually and artistically transgressive, DIY filmmaking.

In a fascinating conversation interweaved with film clips, the filmmakers will explore identity politics, changing attitudes toward technology, indie cinema, and more. Then we’ll celebrate the underground music that served as inspiration for the filmmakers at a raucous after-party featuring a live performance by twisted glam rock/garage/punk band Low on High (Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis) and SISU.

Event Overview

“I want to make movies where you feel like you’re going to a show, where you leave all sweaty and freaked out and talking about it. It should be like seeing a band instead of sitting there, checking it out, falling asleep.”
—Jon Moritsugu

Gregg ArakiRoddy BogawaMarcus Hu, and Jon Moritsugu—the “bad boys” of Asian American cinema—have exploded notions of identity and identification through a radicalized indie-film aesthetic inspired as much by the anything-goes energy of the underground music scene as by the formalist experimentations of directors like Godard. Join us for a panel discussion and concert exploring how indie cinema has been transformed by their punk-influenced, sexually and artistically transgressive, DIY filmmaking.

In a fascinating conversation interweaved with film clips, the filmmakers will explore identity politics, changing attitudes toward technology, indie cinema, and more. Then we’ll celebrate the underground music that served as inspiration for the filmmakers at a raucous after-party featuring a live performance by twisted glam rock/garage/punk band Low on High (Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis) and SISU.