DisOrient 2010 OPENING NIGHT GALA: 'MR. SADMAN' & DAWEN
07:00PM OPENING NIGHT FILM: "MR. SADMAN" Director Patrick Epino scheduled to attend. (Bijou)
Patrick Epino | 2009 | United States | DVCAM | 85 mins
Film Website: http://mrsadman.com
Trailer URL: http://vimeo.com/6900245
In 1990, before the First Gulf War, Mounir, an impressionable and sheltered Saddam Hussein body-double, loses his job and moves to Los Angeles in search of a new start. But once the real Saddam invades Kuwait and makes international headlines, Mounir learns the truth about the Iraqi dictator and vows to shed his Saddam persona forever. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to be anyone else.
To be preceeded by:
"Wake Up" - Dawen
Matt Cozza | 4 min. | USA | Digital Video | 2009
Recording artist Dawen in attendance and performing LIVE at Opening Night reception
Keep Pushin' - Kero One
Johnny Le | 5 min. | USA | Digital Video | 2009
Director Johnny Le in attendance
"Lovely To Me (Immigrant Mother)" - Taiyo Na
Gary San Angel | 5 min. | USA | Digital Video | 2009
09:30PM OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION: Singer/Songwriter DAWEN performs LIVE; CABA Lion Dance Troupe; and other performers. Hosted by Gia Vang of KEZI news. (UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art)
Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Dawen will be performing live during the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon Opening Night Reception on Friday, April 23rd 2010 following the Opening Night Screening of Patrick Epino's "Mr. Sadman".
With what Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray calls, "a beautiful voice," and what MTV Iggy calls, "an eclectically soulful style," soul/r&b singer Dawen explores the gamut of American life. Fusing soul/r&b with funk and jazz, Dawen offers up a lyrical style that appeals to both the emotions and intellect.
In his debut album American Me, Dawen covers everything from identity and social issues, to love, loss and redemption. American Me is available now on iTunes and Amazon. The music video for his single "Wake Up" is on YouTube.
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