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10.29.2009

los angeles premiere of vincent who?


For those of you in Los Angeles, you are invited to next week's L.A. premiere of Tony Lam and Curtis Chin's Vincent Who?, a documentary looking back at the hate crime murder of Vincent Chin over 25 years ago, the legacy of activism it sparked within the API community, and how far we still need to go.

The 40-minute film screens on Wednesday, November 4 at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo. Here are the details:
Vincent Who? - Los Angeles premiere

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress proudly presents

The L.A. Premiere of
"VINCENT WHO?"
A New Documentary on Asian American Pacific Islander Empowerment

Over 25 years ago, the hate crime murder of Vincent Chin in Detroit galvanized the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. This new 40-minute documentary, winner of the Media Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education, looks back at the movement that started from the case and asks how far we have come and how far we still need to go.

November 4, 2009, Wednesday
6:00-7:30 pm reception with cast and crew - Far Bar (347 East 1st Street, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles)
7:45 -8:45 p.m. screening - Nat'l Center for the Preservation of Democracy
(next door at 111 N. Central Ave. across from the Japanese American National Museum)

Host Committee (in formation)
Grace Chee, Jennifer Chung, MIke Fong, Vivien Hao, Preeti Kulkarni, Val LiHang Jacobo, Steve Kwon, Lawrence Joe, Say Park, Smita Satiani, Karin Wang, Elizabeth Yang)

Host Committee (in formation)
Grace Chee, Vivien Hao, Preeti Kulkarni, Val LiHang Jacobo,
Steve Kwon, Lawrence Joe, Say Park, Smita Satiani, Elizabeth Yang

$20 for the pre-screening reception and priority seating http://bit.ly/wI8G7
$5 for screening only http://bit.ly/UTeix
All tickets must be paid for in advance, either online or at the Far Bar just before the screening

Please RSVP to: curtis@apaforprogress.org by Nov. 2, 2009
A limited number of V.CHIN t-shirts will be sold at the pre-screening reception. Note: all tickets must be paid in advance, either online or at the pre-reception at Far Bar. For more information about the event, or to purchase tickets, go here, and view the Facebook event page here.