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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

CONVERSATION WITH DAD

Directed by Angela Chen

Short Film, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 5 mins

Precedes:
MY LIFE IN CHINA

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
February 20, 2016 11:30 am

Description

A series of conversations exploring family secrets.


Director's Bio

Angela Chen is a writer/director who enjoys telling poetic and visually rich stories of complex flawed relationships. She often crosses her love of the surreal and the eclectic along with tales of adventure and mystery. As a storyteller, her interests lie in challenging thoughts and emotions involved with the human condition. Angela was raised in the heart of Texas with family roots in Taiwan and China, studied film at the University of Texas at Austin. and began her freelance career in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She frequently works as a first assistant director, editor, and producer on features, commercials, and docs. Her films have won awards and premiered at festivals across the nation such as Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, and more. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.



Precedes

  1. MY LIFE IN CHINA

    Kenneth Eng / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 81 mins
    MY LIFE IN CHINA is a personal film that takes viewers on a journey to rural China where an emotional revelation takes place. A story of migration is passed down from father to son, retracing the precarious steps risked in search of a better life. This film captures a half-century-old story of Asian immigration and poses present-day questions comparing the long sought-after American Dream, with life in modern-day China. Was the risk worth it? What if he had never left? What was ultimately achieved by immigrating? Director Kenneth Eng and writer/producer Ehren Parks scheduled to attend.

    Preceded by: CONVERSATION WITH DAD, GIAP’S LAST DAY AT THE IRONING BOARD FACTORY


Dates & Times

Precedes:
MY LIFE IN CHINA

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
February 20, 2016 11:30 am