“Hybrid Identity Crisis” — “Tre” DVD Release (From Eric)

A journalist named Ben Hamamoto is writing a piece about my latest film “Tre” being a first with its hapa romantic leads (Kim and Daniel), and hapa writers/director (Kim and me). This clip from the DVD bonus features is the best I have ever done explaining how mixed-race identity folds into the layers of meaning in this film and in others like “Charlotte Sometimes” and “Americanese” that deal with sex, race, and relationships. It was actually said in response to a post-screening question about the “raw” sex scenes in “Tre.” I talked about “hybrid identity” and then worked my way back to answering the question. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgoXjBlYpI0] This is one of […]

James Tormé at Hotel Angeleno on Mon, 5/12

I’ll be there WHAT: Come hear singing star James Tormé live with the incomparable James Tormé Trio at West Lounge & Restaurant. Best view in L.A. Parking available at the hotel. In James’ own words: “Stop kidding around, come out and be friendly about it!” PS They have great food and excellent cocktails! PPS No Cover. WHEN: Monday, May 12th at 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm. WHERE: West Lounge at Hotel Angeleno (The circular hotel at the Sunset exit of the 405) 170 N. Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049For reservations: 310-481-7878 Click here to get directions. www.jamestorme.com www.myspace.com/jamestorme