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Chick Flick Fest
The Second Annual Asian American Film Series
April 22, 23, & 24, 2004

From Dragon Lady to sex siren, Anna May Wong was the first and is still
the most significant Asian American actress. This year's series opens with two of her classic films, with commentary by guest speaker Janet Tzou. A selection of award-winning independent films and performances follows on subsequent evenings.
All screenings 7:00 p.m. at the Wang Center Theatre. Free to all.

April 22: Films of Anna May Wong

Photo: Anna May WongPicadilly (Ewald Andre Dupont/1929/92 min.) and Daughter of the Dragon (Lloyd Corrigan/1931/70 min.) showcase the talents of movie legend Anna May Wong, while revealing how Hollywood mythmakers launched a stereotypical construction of Asian womanhood on screen. Guest speaker Janet Tzou, attorney and editor of Mouther.com, will speak on "Asian Americans in the Media: Have Things Really Gotten Any Better?"
Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre. Free to all.

April 23: Do Women Ever Stop Being Chicks?
Photo: Chutney PopcornA pair of award-winning indie films explores ways of loving among young women, older women, all women. Chutney Popcorn (Nisha Ganatra/1999/92 min.), a seriocomic message movie, examines the lives of an Indian-American family torn apart by an elder daughter's inability to conceive. Puff ( (Bix, 2002, 50 min.) combines the fictional story of a young Indian woman in search of a brown man who knows the tune “Puff the Magic Dragon,” with the true love life stories of five other women of color, providing an insightful and candid look at heterosexual love, race, class and sex. Co-sponsored by the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library, AURA-[AA]2, aKDP, ESP, KPL & SBU AA E-Zine; funded by [AA]2 with a grant from the Long Island Fund for Women and Girls, Melville Memorial Library, and www.aasquared.org/AURA.
Friday, April 23, 7:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre. Free to all.

April 24: The Red Thread/Performances
Photo: Red ThreadThe Red Thread (Cynthia Liu/ 2003/25 min ) explores what happens when a traditional Chinese mom mistakenly sets up her playwright daughter with Mr. Wrong. After the film, catch SB's women performers at their finest – from hiphop to ribbon dance, from spoken word to taiko drummers.
Saturday, April 24, 7:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre. Free to all.

 

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