Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest This Weekend

SAN JOSE — The Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest (formerly San Jose J-Town FilmFest) is a celebration of the multi-ethnic community and rich history of Silicon Valley.

An all-volunteer-run effort by a diverse team of community members, the film festival showcases independent films primarily by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) filmmakers and offers quality programming, giving the community a chance to interact with the creative talents behind these films.

This year’s festival will be held Nov. 1 to 3 at CineArts @ Santana Row, 3088 Olsen Dr. in San Jose. Note: The opening night film, “Love Boat: Taiwan” by Valerie Soe, and the documentary “Chinatown Rising” by Harry Chuck and Josh Chuck are sold out.

Featured films include:

A documentary about injustice, redemption, and a burning desire for all people to be treated equally. The child of immigrants, Norman Mineta’s uniquely American story charts a path from the shame he experienced as a Japanese American inside a U.S. concentration camp during World War II to his triumphant rise to political prominence that shaped every level of government, and made him one of the most influential Asian Americans in U.S. history. His distinguish