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Seeking Asian Female

Seeking Asian Female

Seeking Asian Female, directed by Debbie Lum and Tina Ngyuen, follows the story of Steven Bolstad, a twice-divorced white American in his early 60s and his 30-year-old Chinese mail order bride, Sandy Bolstad. Beginning with Steven’s search and tracing the development of their unconventional relationship, this film examines the themes of global migration and Asian-American relations while challenging contemporary notions of love and relationships. This documentary offers insight into “yellow fever” while maintaining a sense of humor throughout. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers, as well as an exclusive preview of their newest project.

November 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm Leave a comment

Two Shadows

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(2011) Dir. Greg Cahill
7:00PM
Two Shadows tells the story of young Cambodian-American Sovanna as she searches for her long-lost brother and sister in Cambodia. Sovanna travels alone to Cambodia after receiving a cryptic letter claiming that her siblings, who disappeared during the Civil War twenty years prior, are still alive. After finding a girl who may or may not be her real sister, Sovanna encounters increasingly dangerous situations in attempts to help the girl. Sovanna struggles between maintaining her own personal safety, and showing compassion to her (possible) sister. Two Shadows explores issues of contemporary Cambodian-American experience and examines the effects of the Khmer Rouge genocide of 1975-1979 in Cambodia. Winner of the Audience Award, Cinematography Award and nominated for the Grand Jury Award at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

The screening will follow a reception with free food and great conversation in Smith Campus Center room 217. The reception will begin at 5:30PM.

The director will be joining us for the screening to answer any questions.

Run time: 94 minutes

When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7PM

Where: Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College

Hosted by Lauren Moon, Josh Weiss and Kasey Taylor

November 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm Leave a comment


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