Asian American International Film Festival Screening: Class of 97: Strawberry FieldsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Part of the 40th Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society.
Class of 97: Strawberry Fields
Dir. by Rea Tajiri
1997. USA. 90 min. Color. English.
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 2:00 pm
Irene Kawai, a Japanese American teenager in Chicago in the 1970s, is haunted by a photo of a grandfather she never knew. In the photograph, he is standing by a barracks in a World War II internment camp for Japanese Americans. Prompted by visits from the ghost of Terri, her dead baby sister, Irene journeys with her boyfriend, Luke, on a road trip to Arizona, where the Poston War Relocation Center once stood, and where the photo of her grandfather was taken.
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The 40th Asian American International Film Festival runs from July 26 to August 5 with screenings at Asia Society and Cinema Village East.
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) premiered in the summer of 1978 in New York City answering a growing need for social understanding, cultural diversity in American life, and independent cinema. AAIFF is the first festival in the U.S. to showcase film and video work by artists of the Asian Diaspora. Forty years later, the AAIFF has grown to include films and video from more than 30 countries, a variety of topical panels and workshops, industry mixers, staged readings, exclusive interviews, receptions and more.
Presented with Asian CineVision, Cinema Village, and Flushing Town Hall.
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