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Pass the Remote: Directorial debut of ‘The Room’s’ Greg Sestero, plus SF’s South Asian film festival

The East Bay native who costarred in what many happily consider to be one of the worst films ever — 2003’s talk-back-at-the-screen laugh riot “The Room” — aims to pull his variation of a Tommy Wiseau (“The Room’s” enigmatic and hilarious actor, writer and director) by also directing, writing and starring in a film. We check out multitalented Greg Sestero’s directorial debut along with the marvelous new New York Times’ documentary short “The Best Chef in the World” — about the original chef at Yountville’s French Laundry. There’s also the 3rd i’s 20th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival taking place this weekend.