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Spring 2015

off the menu film Off the Menu: Asian America

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre  


Followed by a discussion with the director, Grace Lee

Off the Menu: Asian America is a multimedia project between the Center for Asian American Media and KQED Public Media for Northern California, featuring a one-hour PBS primetime special by award-winning filmmaker Grace Lee.Featuring a diverse range of characters from across the country, the film explores an evolving Asian America through relationships to food. From the "Sushi King" of Texas to a pair of New Yorkers who are redefining Chinese American cuisine, a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and an 800 year old Hawaiian fish pond, the stories in Off the Menu show what food is in the 21st century: innovation and entrepreneurship, a building block for community, and ancient practices that are helping foster sustainability.


About the Director

Grace Lee is a Los Angeles based filmmaker of both fiction and documentary films. Lee’s best known films are The Grace Lee Project (2005), American Zombie (2007), American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2013) and Makers: Women in Politics (2014). Her recent feature films, Makers: Women in Politics was on air on PBS in fall 2014 and Janeane from Des Moines, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Grace Lee received her MFA in Directing from UCLA.

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patels film Meet the Patels

Port Jefferson Documentary Film Festival
Monday, April 6, 2015, 7 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

Followed by a discussion with the Producer, Janet Eckholm

Meet The Patelsis a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams and his parents. Filmed by Ravi’s sister in what started as a family vacation video, this hilarious and heartbreaking film reveals how love is a family affair. Meet The Patels has won prizes including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Traverse City film fest, the Audience Award at the Hardacre Film Festival and the Top Ten Audience Favorite award at HotDocs.

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