The 26th Annual Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) was in full swing last week, and Elite yelpers and guests made their way to Downtown San Jose this past Saturday afternoon to be a part of the movie magic. Yelpers including Gloria H, Jaye C, James G and Randy F arrived at Camera 12 Cinemas for Part One of the afternoon Elite event and were greeted by the "Cinema Sensei" as they walked through the theater doors. Half of the group had a smashing time watching the laugh-out-loud comedy "Ping Pong Playa," while the other half enjoyed the manga-based Japanese thriller "Death Note."
After the movies, guests were led over to the after-party celebration at Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge & Restaurant. The entertainment and fun continued at Part Two of the Elite Event, where guests noshed on chicken drumettes, samosas, crab cakes, chicken & beef satay, tuna tartare and mini desserts. Props to John-Michael C and Ed H who were among the wild group of yelpers who ordered bottle service at 5pm, did shots with the owner and stayed 6 more hours after the event was over!
Special thanks to Elite yelper Vicky L who brought ping pong balls and movie posters autographed by writer and star Jimmy Tsai of "Ping Pong Playa" which were taken home by lucky trivia winners.
A huge thanks to fellow Elite member LeRoid D (Marketing Coordinator of the film festival), as well as Assistant Festival Director Taro Gato, and Fahrenheit owners Danny Chu and Eric Haraga for working with us to make the event possible!