Privy 5 San Francisco Alice Wu

Director, Writer, Editor

Alice Wu was born on April 21, 1970 and raised in San Jose, California, then moved to Los Altos, California where she graduated from Los Altos High School at the age of 16. In 1990, she received her B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Two years later, she completed her Master's degree in Computer Science at Stanford. Before becoming a filmmaker, Wu worked as a software engineer for Microsoft in Seattle. She then left the corporate world to pursue a filmmaking career full time. Alice Wu's most noted work is the 2005 film Saving Face. It was inspired by her own experiences coming out as a lesbian in the Chinese American community. In 2001, the script for Saving Face won the CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) screenwriting award.

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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: The Castro


    151 Noe St (between 15th St & Henry St) San Francisco CA 94114
    (415) 437-2600
    L'ardoise is a French restaurant in San Francisco that provides an exceptional, authentic dining experience. Service is phenomenal thanks to the wonderfully poised and friendly all-French waitstaff If you crave delicious and beautiful French food then the tiger prawn raviole and the coq au vin are decadently perfect dishes to savor. For a intimate and satisfying dining experience, L'ardoise can't ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Downtown


    817 Sutter Street Commodore Hotel San Francisco CA 94109
    +1 415 928 8870
    Canteen is one of the best breakfast and brunch spots in the Bay Area. The diner is especially popular and the key to their success is fresh ingredients and elegant techniques that make you wish you had found this place sooner. The Blueberry French Toast is simply to die for and is just one of the many marvelous items on the menu that you'll want to experience at Canteen.
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Chinatown


    631 Kearny Street San Francisco CA 94108
    +1 415 982 7877
    At R&G Lounge you’ll find authentic Cantonese cuisine in high form as this restaurant is possibly the best Cantonese restaurant not only in San Francisco but in all of California. Located in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown, R&G Lounge houses dishes that embodies true Cantonese tastes and preferences in a way that appeals to all comers. Each week you’ll find classic and also innovative dishes ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Mission District

    Cuisine:American (New)

    1058 Valencia St. San Francisco CA 94110
    +1 415 643 5000
    For comfort food with a twist, you’ll want to visit Spork. Named after the popular utensil that provides eaters with the comfort and efficiency of both a fork and a spoon, it seems fitting that the dishes at this quirky restaurant would be cuisine that we love only with delicious flourishes. To start, you have the moist pull-apart dinner bread that sets up dishes such as the mussels and pork (huge ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Mission District


    3406 18th Street (between Mission and San Carlos streets) San Francisco CA 94110
    +1 415 553 8911
    Yamo is a greasy-spoon type of restaurant run by hyper-efficient Asian ladies in the Mission area of the San Francisco that excels in providing crowd-pleasing food. Often seen with a line out the door, this intimate hole-in-the-wall restaurant gets rave reviews from diners seeking authentic and seriously delicious food. As for the food, the samosas and tea leaf salad are tasty as are the chicken c ... read more >

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