Friday, September 26, 2008 • 7:30PM
All of Me (Los Angeles Premiere)
Reverse Discri-Mission (Los Angeles Premiere)
Dim Sum and the Racetrack (Los Angeles Premiere)
0506HK / 63 minutes / Documentary / Quentin Lee
In this program, we bring together short documentary works that present the conflicting identities within the pan Asian/Pacific Islander community. All of Me is a short documentary about a group of gender queers in the Bay Area who try to create an Asian American “drag king” troupe. On the opposite end of the ideological spectrum, Reverse Discri-Mission documents the experiences of a Caucasian pastor at the filmmaker’s local Korean American church to explore ethnic and religious identities. Dim Sum and the Racetrack is filmmaker Suilma Rodriguez’s highly personal and autobiographical short where the young filmmaker discovers her dad’s mysterious world at the horse racetracks after his death.
0506HK is Quentin Lee’s first documentary feature where the filmmaker documents his personal journeys between 2005 and 2006 to Hong Kong, the city where he was born and raised. Interviewing fellow filmmakers, artists, friends and family, Lee humorously and poignantly captures the vanishing identity of his generation of “Hong Kong people” who were born in a British colony which has ceased to exist since 1997.