FIRST PERSON PLURAL
2 PM, $6 ($4 WALKER MEMBERS)
Introduced by director Deann Borshay Liem
Adopted by a middle-class family in California, Deann Borshay Liem left Korea in 1966, marking the beginning of her life as an orphan from her country and an impostor in her new family. Believing they were adopting a different child, the family took responsibility for the look-alike replacement. Liem's film explores her personal history as an accidental U.S. immigrant and examines the processes by which adoption, assimilation, and mistaken identity have shaped her life. 2000, U.S./Korea, in English/Korean with English subtitles, video, 56 minutes.
FOLLOWED BY A PERFORMANCE/DISCUSSION:
SUN MEE, YOU AMERICAN GIRL
Performer Sun Mee Chomet presents her humorous monologue about growing up as a Korean adoptee, then joins in a discussion with the filmmaker.
EAST/WEST BOUNDARIES: FILMS FROM INDIA
HOUSE OF MEMORIES (PAROMITAR EK DIN)
7 PM, $6 ($4 WALKER MEMBERS)
Directed by Aparna Sen
House of Memories is the most recent film from actor-director Aparna Sen. The story centers around Paromitar, the wife of an oppressive husband, who, despite her master's degree, has taken a traditional path and cares for their physically handicapped child. The director appears in the role of the mother-in-law, the only person who understands Paromitar's difficulties because her experiences and Hindu values mirror the younger woman's. Sen made her acting debut in1961 with a role in Satyajit Ray's film Two Daughters. 1999, India, in Bengali with English subtitles, 35mm, 130 minutes.
PROGRAMMING ASSISTANCE FOR EAST/WEST BOUNDARIES: FILMS FROM INDIA WAS PROVIDED BY MALTI SAHAI, DIRECTOR, DIRECTORATE OF FILM FESTIVALS, NEW DELHI, INDIA.
WOMEN WITH VISION: CROSSING BOUNDARIES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA WOMEN'S FOUNDATION AND THE BUSH FOUNDATION, WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA FILM BOARD.