AAWAA  Asian American Women Artists Alliance


Special Event Schedule for Fall


Movie Program
[September - ]

AAWAA Gallery • 136 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

Fri, Sept 22, 7 PM
Mah Jong Orphan
Honey Fisher, 45 min.

This real life film focuses on the widening chasm between a Chinese mother, Suzan, a first generation immigrant, and her daughter Lilly, eager to assimilate.

Saturday, Sept 23, 7 PM
Just One Look

100 min. Eng subtitles

An ode to first love, Kung Fu and Hong Kong cinema. A romantic comedy drama set in 1970’s Hong Kong.

Friday, Sept 29, 7PM
Under the Willow Tree
Dora Nipp and Margaret Wong. 52 min.

Using old photographs and interviews, this film tells the remarkable tale of the courageous Asian women who left their families and all that was familiar to settle in the New World and marry men they had never met. The men had come to build the transcontinental railroad. The film is a testimony to the strength,
resourcefulness and dignity of these women.

Sat, Sept 30, 7 PM
The Japanese Nightmare
Poul Erik Heilbuth and D.V. Andersen. 28 min.

More and more young Japanese women are rebelling against the societal norm. Instead, these "single parasites" pursue careers and live with their parents, with dramatic impact on the economy and on demographics.

Fri, Oct 6, 7 PM
Modern Heroes Modern Slaves
Productions Multi-Monde. 45 min.

Each day, thousands of women leave underdeveloped countries to seek work as domestics in more prosperous places. This film shows the human and sometimes tragic side of their stories.

Sat. Oct 7, 7 PM
Chinese Classic animations
45 min.

For Brooklyn neighborhood communities. Free Admission.

Fri, Oct 13, 7PM
A World Without Fathers or Husbands
Produced by RTBF. 52 min.

The women of Mosuo Province, China, have enjoyed their matriarchal way of life.

Sat, Oct 14, 7 PM
Madame X: An Absolute Ruler
Ulrike Ottinger/141 min.

Ulrike Ottinger has a larger body of work than almost any other lesbian filmmaker, and her rarely seen first feature contains most of the elements that make her work so unique and ahead of its time.. Admission $10.

Fri. Oct 20, 7 PM
Seventeen Years
Zhang Yuan. 85 min. Eng. Subtitles.

A young girl is convicted of murder and sentenced to a long stay in Prison. After 17 years she is granted a special furlough for New Year.

Sat, Oct 21, 7 PM
Night Passage
Trinh T. Minh-ha and Jean-Paul Bourdier. 98 min

Made in homage to Kenji Miyazawa’s children’s sci-fi classic MILKY WAY RAILROAD, NIGHT PASSAGE is the latest experimental feature from celebrated film.

Fri, Oct 27, 7 PM
Nu Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China
Yue-Qing Yang, 59 min

In Jian-yong county, Hunan province, peasant women developed a separate written language, called Nu Shu, meaning "female writing." Believing women to be inferior, men disregarded this new script, and it remained unknown for centuries.

Sat, Oct 28, 7 PM
Night Passage

See event description on Oct 21.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Thursday, 1-6PM
Friday - Saturday, 6-10PM
Gallery closes on all public holidays, July 21, 22, and Aug. 15 - Sept. 15, 2006

Filmakers Library:
124 E. 40th St. New York, NY 10016
e-mail: info@filmakers.com • website: www.filmakers.com

This program is supported, in part, by the Ford Foundation/BAC, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Filmakers Library.