Sep 24 (6:30 p.m.) - Sep 26 (2 p.m.)
Location: Various Locations
Contact Info: Art & Performance 972-UTD-ARTS
Sept. 24, 2009
UTD: Jonsson Performance Hall
Explore the early works of director Ang Lee, of Brokeback Mountain fame, during this three day film festival held in three North Texas locations. "Pushing Hands" (1992), Best Film winner at the 1992 Asia-Pacific Film Festival, follows an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher as he emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in- law and grandson in a New York City suburb.
Festival attendees are invited to a tai chi chuan demonstration before the screening and an expert panel discussion following the film.
Sept. 25, 2009
SMU - Collins Executive Education Center
SMU will host a viewing of "The Wedding Banquet." There will be a wine and cheese reception before the screening at 7 p.m.. After the film there will be a panel discussion regarding GLBT issues and experiences in a) the Asian community b) traditional/ conservative communities and c) where we see this going as cultures become more accepting of GLBT culture.
Sept. 26, 2009
Crow Collection of Asian Art Dallas
One of Lee's early Chinese trilogy, "Eat Drink Man Woman," is a film set in Taipei that depicts traditional values, modern relationships and family conflicts. The film screening will be followed by a conversation with Chef Theresa Cheng, executive food designer of the film. Cheng will share with us backstage episodes on the set and intricate relationship of food, family and life in Chinese culture. This event is free but reservations required.
The film festival is co-sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Houston), The Crow Collection of Asian Art and Southern Methodist University.