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From: lindel
Sent on: Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:41 PM
Forwarding this to members. It may be of interest. I will add it to the calendar when I get time.


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Date: June 14,[masked]:34:46 PM EDT
Ying sent you a message: Asian American Documentary

Meetup Message from: Ying, via College Park Maryland Chinese Language Exchange

Asian American Documentary

Dear Community Friend:

We're thrilled to announce the East Coast-Washington DC Area Premiere of the award-winning new documentary SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE by Debbie Lum at the world-renowned Silverdocs Film Festival on June 20 and 21 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

What begins as a personal exposé on racial and sexual politics of 'Yellow Fever' unfolds into a totally captivating story about a challenging and unique relationship, catching even the filmmaker herself by surprise.

View the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kbGrQe17cU

Please join us for for the East Coast premiere on WEDNESDAY June 20 and THURSDAY June 21 at the Silverdocs Film Festival.
Director-Producer Debbie Lum and editor/co-producer Tina Nguyen will be attending both screenings and engaging in a lively Q&A immediately following each screening.

Details are below; please spread the word to your network.
We look forward to meeting you after our screenings for what we hope will be riveting and provocative events.

Thanks for your interest, and see you next week in Washington DC Area!

Debbie, Tina, Corey and the 'SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE' Team

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EAST COAST - WASHINGTON DC AREA PREMIERE: Silver Spectrum - AFI-Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival 2012
Silver Spring, Maryland (Washington DC)

Wednesday June 20 – 6.00PM Discovery HD Theater
Thursday June 21 – 2.00PM AFI Silver Theatre 2

World Premiere: SXSW Film Festival 2012
West Coast Premiere: Outstanding Director Award, Documentary - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2012

"mesmerizing... nearly every assumption at the film’s beginning is ultimately countered and overturned” - Jeff Yang, Wall Street Journal

“absolutely extraordinary” – Rachel Blank, Austin Indie Film Examiner

“terrifically engaging… a compelling, subtle story” – Catherine Shoard, The Guardian UK

“engrossing” – Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly

SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE is the story of an Asian American filmmaker and her unlikely friendship with one of her worst nightmares: a white American man with a full-blown case of 'yellow fever' who seeks – and appears to find online! – his perfect, exotic young bride from China. This feature documentary captures the newlyweds' attempt to build a marriage from scratch and reveals both humorous and troubling complications for all three: husband, wife and filmmaker.


For more information on the festival, please see: www.silverdocs.com

Thank you,
Ying Liu
SAF Documentary
Production Assistant
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