10 Films to Catch at LAFF by the laist

"Man From Reno" | Director: Dave Boyle
After tackling several quirky comedies that feature Japanese and Japanese-American characters (Big DreamsLittle TokyoWhite On Rice), writer-director Dave Boyle turns to the thriller genre inMan From Reno. In the neo-noirish film, a Japanese crime novelist and a small town sheriff both grapple with a disappearance and become embroiled in a puzzling San Francisco murder mystery. The film, in English and Japanese, stars Pepe Serna (Scarface) in a rare leading role. — Christine N. Ziemba