Asian Loving: Films Exploring Relationships, Yearnings, and Lifestyles
November 4, 11, & 18, 2003
The Wang Center presents recent films exploring the infinite varieties of love in Asian, American, and Asian-American worlds.
All showings at 8:00 p.m, Wang Theater. Each film: $5 general admission. Tickets online ...
November 4: The Iron Ladies
Follow the delightful and comic exploits of gay, transvestite and straight team members of the male Thai volleyball team as they compete in the National Championship. Based on the true story of the Lampang volleyball team in Thailand, The Iron Ladies won the hearts of critics and audiences alike, and broke box office records globally. (Yongyooth Thongkonthun/ 2000/104 min./Thai with English subtitles)
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 8:00 p.m.
November 11: Cosmopolitan
After he loses his job, his wife, and his daughter, the fumbling Gopal (Roshan Seth), a first-generation Indian American, reinvents himself as an American bachelor, using Cosmopolitan magazine as his guide in pursuit of the divorcee next door (Carol Kane). Based on a short story by novelist Akhil Sharma. (Nisha Ganatra /2003/55 min./English). Followed by Q& A with director Nisha Ganatra and producer Jennifer Small. Cosmopolitan is preceded by Ganatra’s energetic Junky Punky Girlz and the poignant Drown Soda.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 8:00 p.m.
Science fiction from the heart in four segments – “My Robot Baby,” in which a couple must care for a robot tot before adopting a human child; “The Robot Fixer,” in which a mother tries to reach her dying son by repairing his robot toys; “Machine Love,” in which an office worker android learns that he, too, needs love; and “Clay,” in which an old sculptor must choose between natural death and digital immortality. Winner of eight awards, including Best Feature Film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. (Greg Pak/2002/ 85 min./English). Discussion with Director Greg Pak to follow. Robot Stories is preceded by the raucous Asian Pride Porn, and the sly All Amateur Ecstasy.
Tuesday, November 18, 8:00 p.m.