"Dharma Road"

A Documentary Written, Directed, and Produced by June Inuzuka

Dharma Road Blog

FILM FESTIVAL UPDATE

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Well, if you haven't already seen the rejection letter from Denver Film Festival, take a look on my Facebook Page:  "dharma road movie."  It sounds like I made it out of the slush pile and someone actually may have considered it at some point. Right now it has been submitted to SF Asian American FF, LA Asian American FF, Sacramento FF, Vancouver Women's FF.

I think it would benefit from more editing but my editor finished his obligation with the project and I don't think he wants to do any more.  So if anyone knows someone who might donate or give me a break on some editing time, send me an email.  I'm looking.  Otherwise, it's just me and editing is a real weak point with me.

After it was done, I really didn't want to look at it anymore, but last week I went down to LA to see my uncle and showed it to him.  He is 83 and not doing too well.  He lives just outside Japan Town where we had dinner.  The Miyakawa mochi shop moved to smaller location but still offers the best mochi I've ever tasted.  I also like the Imagawayaki they make in the window.  I'm glad to see they've made the Far East Cafe into an historic building.  I went to many dinners there with my family as well as wedding dinners. My favorite dish (if we could afford it) was a lobster dish in a sauce I have never had at any other Chinese restaurant.  My dad loved th Almond Duck and Chashu (BBQ Pork).

Anyway, my uncle Toe (There is a picture of him in the documentary) kept saying, "I didn't know grandma had a brother!"  Then he fell asleep in the middle. (sigh).  That about says it all.  It needs more editing but I don't know when I'll be able to get to it.

Thanks to everyone out there who has joined the website and keeps up with the news. 


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