FREE Asian American Film Fest
Asian/Asian-American Film Festival
Saturday, May 1, 11:00a.m.to 3:00p.m. Free Admission for all, no reservations required.
66 W. 12th Street
New York, New York
The New School Diversity Committee presents an Asian/Asian-American film festival with a panel discussion following in honor of Asian Heritage Month.
The films featured in the series are Masters of the Pillow by filmmaker James Hou in response to a controversial paper published by Professor Darrell Y. Hamamoto at the University of California entitled The Joy Fuk Club: A Prologemenon to an Asian American Porno Practice. Hou was intrigued by this theory and decided to test it out by interviewing other Asian Americans involved with media representation to get their take on Hamamoto`s thesis.
Red Thread, written and directed by Cynthia Liu, explores what happens when your mother sets you up. Through blind dates, fate, the unexpected, and sex as the cure for writer`s block, a playwright and an actor discover that dating is very much like auditioning.
The final film, Puff, by independent filmmaker Bix Gabriel, brings fiction, real-life and fantasy together as five women of color talk about sex, race, class, education, work and love.
11:00am Masters of the Pillow
12:15pm Red thread
2:00pm Panel Discussions:
Moderated by Michelle Materre, BA Program The New School
L.H.M. Ling, Graduate Program International Affairs, The New School
Vinay Chowdry, Media Studies Program, The New School
Bix Gabriel, Independent Film Maker
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