*

 

5.21.2010

harvey milk day/apia heritage month screening: saving face


If you're Southern California this weekend, check out this free movie screening and discussion of Alice Wu's Saving Face, presented by API Equality Los Angeles and Visual Communications in celebration of Harvey Milk Day and APIA Heritage Month.

The post-screening discussion will feature Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Tim Dang and Noel Alumit, talking about the portryal of APIs and LGBTs in film. It's happening Sunday, May 23 at Bruggemeyer Library in Monterey Park. Here are some more details:
API EQUALITY-LA and VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS present

Saving Face

Join us for this FREE movie screening in celebration of Harvey Milk Day and Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month!

"Saving Face" (2004, 96 min) is about a Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother who are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

WITH PANEL DISCUSSION
addressing issues of Asian Pacific Islanders in cinema and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the Asian Pacific Islander community

PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING
**Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Associate Professor in Media Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont;
**Tim Dang, Producing artistic director of East West Players, "the nation's pre-eminent Asian American theater troupe";
**Noel Alumit, Los Angeles Times best-selling author of Letters to Montgomery Clift and Talking To the Moon

***Rated R: Restricted - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
I adore this film. If you haven't seen it, here's a cool opportunity to check it out -- and it's free! For more information about Saving Face, go to the movie's website here. And for more information about the screening, go to the API Equality-LA website here.