Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 09:18:48 -0800 (PST)

"Seducing Maarya" director interviewed

Irvine -- The revived Newport Beach Film Festival ( this weekend and next week offers strong ethnic and international fare, despite dropping "International" from its name.

Among the films is "Seducing Maarya", a Canadian production about South Asian family and sexual (straight and gay) life in Montreal. This evening's edition of Subversity, a KUCI public affairs radio program, features an interview with its director, Hunt Hoe.

Hoe, who's a Chinese native of Malaysia, now lives in Montreal. He is currently working on a feature for the Canadian Film Board about depictions of Asian male stereotypes; the film ("Who is Albert?") features Jackie Chan and others. Before Seducing Maarya, Hoe tackled ethnicities in "Foreign Ghosts." For more on Hoe, check out his Web-site:

In the title role of Seducing Maarya is Nandana Sen, the daughter of Amartyr Sen, the 1998 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. For my review of the film, which will be shown only once (Tuesday, 10 p.m., Edwards Island in Newport Center), see the current (March 31-April 6) OC Weekly ( [It may not be up on the Web yet].

The show airs from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, and is Web-cast simultaneously at

Daniel C. Tsang
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