Bold Asian American Images
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7 PM
Curator Melissa Hung and Filmmakers Tony Nguyen and Faroukh Virani in Attendance
Aurora Members Free, Non-Members $10 (Click to buy tickets)
After a 4-year hiatus, Bold Asian American Images is back at Aurora! The 12th installment of this program showcases an eclectic mix of short films curated by writer Melissa Hung, the founding editor of Hyphen magazine. This year’s program features narrative, experimental, video art, and documentary, including Faroukh Virani’s sci-fi space travel film Vimana and Tony Nguyen’s touching documentary, Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory. In Giap, Tony goes back to a small town in Indiana to document his mother’s refugee experience and her retirement after nearly 35 years working at the last ironing board factory in America. Please join us for the Texas premieres of this and other kick-ass films.
Behind the Screens Member Event, 6 PM
Members are invited to arrive early and have time to chat with curator Melissa Hung.
Dandekar Makes a Sandwich, by Leena Pendarkar
Raymond, by Nina Yuen
Moving to the Cloud, by Laura Hyunjhee Kim
Privacy Stock Video Footage, by Laura Hyunjhee Kim
Vimana, by Faroukh Virani
Distance Between, by R.J. Lozada
Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory, by Tony Nguyen