March is here and that means another exciting line up for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF)! This year Nakayoshi is thrilled to be co-sponsoring two great films with the festival.

The first film is Barbara Kawakami: A Textured Life. Kawakami is a Japanese Hawaiian dressmaker, mother of three, and groundbreaking historian of Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. This film is part of the shorts program, Living Life Large, showcasing six individuals who live life to the fullest.

The second film is Surrogate Valentine. This film stars local bay area musician Goh Nakamura. This charming mock-rockumentary has Goh playing “Goh,” a guitar teacher by day, indie rocker by night, who’s about to embark on the strangest tour of his life.

Nakayoshi will be attending the short program, Living Life Large, as a group and invites you to come along. The screening is on 03.12.2011 at 8:30pm at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. If you are interested let us know via Facebook or by contacting us at nakayoshi.ncwnp[at] With a group of 10 or more we can get a group discount. If there’s enough interest we may also organize a second group outing for Surrogate Valentine.

Looking forward to another great year of independent films at the premiere APA film festival, hope to see you there!