This is a fun group for film lovers, film makers, actors, artists and supporters of the Asian American community to meet new people and enjoy/discuss films, actors, film makers and the Asian American arts scene in Chicago. Each month we will try to select a film, a show or an exhibit featuring Asian American Actor(s), a documentary about Asian Americans or a film by an Asian American filmmaker and discuss our thoughts afterward about the film over a beverage at the local watering hole.
This group is sponsored by The Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM).
*Educate communities. Asian American and mainstream, local and national - about Asian American history and issues.
*Introduce Asian American perspectives into the ongoing self-definition of or multicultural society in Chicago, the Midwest, and the United States.
*Foster understanding across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, age, and region.
*Sustain growth and encourage excellence in Asian American culture, and elevate Chicago's place within it.
Is the 1986 film BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA a cult classic that explores the complexity of Asian American-ness in Chinatown or is it Orientalism and White Savoir trash? Let's watch this again and have a discussion about it!
7:15 PM - Meet in the Arclight Lobby
7:30 PM - Film
9:30 PM - Yard House (In the same complex)
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