Bold Asian American Images | Houston | Sept 26

After a four-year hiatus, I’ll be returning to the Aurora Picture Show with Bold Asian American Images. The 12th installment of this program showcases an eclectic mix of short films curated by yours truly. The program has narrative, experimental, video art, sci-fi, and documentary works. Almost all of these films will be making their Texas premieres. I’ll be there in person with two filmmakers, Faroukh Virani and Tony Nguyen.

In Faroukh’s film Vimana, three Indian astronauts are on their way to a distant planet when the captain dies. The two remaining astronauts must complete the journey in his memory.

Tony Nguyen documents his refugee family’s experience adapting to life in America in Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory. In this documentary, Tony goes back to a small town in Indiana to film his mother’s retirement after nearly 35 years working at the last ironing board factory in America.

I hope those of you in Houston will be able to join us for this and other films.

Bold Asian American Images
Saturday, September 26, 2015,  7PM
Curator Melissa Hung and Filmmakers Tony Nguyen and Faroukh Virani in Attendance
Aurora Members Free, Non-Members $10 (Click here for tickets)

Behind the Screens Member Event 6PM
Members are invited to arrive early and have time to chat with the curator and filmmakers.

Filmmakers Shown:
Laura Hyunjhee Kim / R.J. Lozada /   Tony Nguyen / Leena Pendarkar /  Faroukh Virani / Nina Yuen

Image: Moving to the Cloud by Laura Hyunjhee Kim



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