Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 5:45pm – 7:45pm
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Address: 164 North State Street, Chicago, IL
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/454982007924144/
Join Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals for 2 movies during the 18th Annual Asian American Showcase! Seeking Asian Female is a documentary by Chinese American filmmaker Debbie Lum about Steven and Sandy—an aging white man with “yellow fever” who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman, and the young Chinese bride he finds online.
After online flirtations, Steven, a giddily obsessed 60-year-old, leaps into matrimony with Sandy, a 30-year-old from Anhui province, China. Sandy appears sincerely drawn to Steven despite his age and lack of means. The bilingual filmmaker is soon thrust into the role of reluctant marriage counselor when lines of communication break down. Global migration, Sino-American relations and the perennial battle of the sexes, weigh in on the fate of their marriage in this intensely captivating personal documentary.
Movie starts at 6:15 PM, the group will meet at the theatre at 5:45 PM (there is a bar and snacks available for purchase). If there is interest, we will grab drinks and food at a nearby bar afterward.
Tickets are available through TicketMaster or in person at the Gene Siskel Center box office (with no surcharge). $11 general admission, $7 students, $6 Film Center members
The showcase will be held from May 17 through May 30 and features selected Asian American films. For the entire festival schedule, please visit: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/aashowcase2013