Here we are in April already…the past few months have sped by in a blur, but with many memorable moments as I took Chinese Couplets on the road to screens near and far. The new year was launched with a screening at the historic Great Star Theater in S.F. Chinatown hosted by the Chinese Historical Society as a tie in with their important Chinese Exclusion exhibit. Nearly 100 folks showed up including a group of journalism students from Hong Kong who were especially interested in learning about the Chinese Exclusion Act.
In February, I did my first Q & A via Skype with a class from Suffolk University in Boston. It worked out beautifully, and much credit goes to Professor Micky Lee who made all the preparations for a successful outing. I had a busy week in New York with three screenings; First Chinese Baptist Church, Queen’s Library, and the Museum of Chinese in America. At MoCA, my film provided historical context for a panel to discuss the Muslim ban and the need for Asian activism and resistance.
The first of three screenings at a Sacramento Public Library branch, the Pocket Greenhaven, then a trip to San Diego State University with the most unique venue, twin screens, rounded out March.
Looking forward to upcoming screenings at San Francisco Public Library, two Sacramento Public Library branches, City College of San Francisco and a trip to Portland, Oregon for the Association of Asian American Studies Conference in April. More screenings in May! I’m exhilarated and exhausted!