An Asian American Film Thing
21 Clinton St.
212-228-2100 Price: $8 adv / $10 door
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An Asian American Film Thing is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by screening short films by Asian-American filmmakers. There will be a discussion with the filmmakers and a musical treat at the end of the event. Hosted by Angel Yau and Hye Yun Park, this night will explore Identity and the power of visual storytelling.
Tickets: $8 adv / $10 door
Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.
Hye Yun Park is an actor, writer, filmmaker based in New York. She has written and performed in several short films and created 2 seasons of the award winning web series HEY YUN, which she wrote, directed and starred in. First Kiss NYC, a viral video she made of diverse New Yorkers smooching strangers, has been written up by the Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK and many more. When not making weird videos, she is prancing around town taking pictures of toys, clowning around or acting in other people’s films. Her new web series BKPI — a multi-racial action dramedy about 3 female private investigators.
Angel Yau is a comedian, storyteller and filmmaker from Queens, New York. She started her comedy career (unintentionally) when she ran for her high school election. She has been featured on Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special- her first Netflix thing and the Funny or Die short film, Soojung Dreams of Fiji- her first Amazon thing! She is proudly part of the first ever all Asian, all female, musical sketch group, AzN PoP! who just got featured on NBC’s Asian American: A to Z.. She is currently on the UCB Maude Team, “What Would Do.” She stop-motion animation series on youtube where she explores her childhood in solitude, rejection and alienation.
Contributing Filmmakers and Performers:
Theresa Loong is an interactive media director and producer who creates intergenerational storytelling experiences focused on memory, identity, and immigration through the use of film, games and apps. Her documentary, “Every Day Is a Holiday,” showed on over 200 public television stations in the United States. Theresa also designs interactive visual experiences for museums and public spaces. Theresa has received distinction from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Monuments. Her work has been exhibited at SOMArts, the National Gallery of Art, Sala de Exposiciones,Teriennale di Milano, the Museum of Chinese in America, the Brooklyn Museum, the Eldridge Street Museum, and the Circulo de Bellas Artes. She is chairperson of the board of directors of The FilmShop, a film collective based in New York City.