Movie Program [September
AAWAA Gallery • 136 15th
Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
22, 7 PM
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.
Sept 23, 7 PM
min. Eng subtitles
An ode to first love,
Kung Fu and Hong Kong cinema. A romantic comedy drama
set in 1970’s Hong Kong.
the Willow Tree
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.
30, 7 PM
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.
6, 7 PM
Heroes Modern Slaves
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.
7, 7 PM
For Brooklyn neighborhood
communities. Free Admission.
World Without Fathers or Husbands
by RTBF. 52 min.
women of Mosuo Province, China, have enjoyed their matriarchal
way of life.
14, 7 PM
X: An Absolute Ruler
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.
20, 7 PM
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.
21, 7 PM
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.
27, 7 PM
Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China
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.
28, 7 PM
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on Oct 21.
Wednesday - Thursday, 1-6PM
Friday - Saturday, 6-10PM
Gallery closes on all public holidays, July 21, 22,
and Aug. 15 - Sept. 15, 2006
124 E. 40th St. New York, NY 10016
• 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.