Asia Society at the Movies: Over the MoonVIEW EVENT DETAILS
As part of a new series titled Asia Society at the Movies, Asia Society Museum and Asia Society Southern California are pleased to partner with Netflix on its screenings of films that have been submitted for Oscar and Golden Globe considerations. Asia Society at the Movies will showcase a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora.
In Netflix's Over the Moon, the Chinese legend of Chang’e becomes a launchpad for a young girl named Fei Fei, who travels to the moon in search of the legendary goddess. What she finds is a glowing, fantastical world full of strange creatures spun up by the all-powerful spirit herself. The animated movie has broken new ground as the first Asian American animated film and brilliantly combines cultural nuance with western storytelling. With authentic Asian representation as a critical component of the film, Over the Moon’s all-Asian cast brings to life this musical adventure blending Chinese mythology and childhood fantasy for a mainstream audience.
Join us for a conversation with the film’s music composer Helen Park and actor Cathy Ang to discover the story behind Over the Moon. The conversation will be moderated by Janet Yang, Over the Moon executive producer and advisory board member of Asia Society Southern California.
Over the Moon
2021 Oscar Submission (best animated feature)
Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. There she ends up on an unexpected quest and discovers a whimsical land of fantastical creatures. Directed by animation legend Glen Keane and produced by Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou, Over the Moon is an exhilarating musical adventure about moving forward, embracing the unexpected, and the power of imagination.
- Genre: Family, Animation
- Duration: 100 minutes
- Director: Glen Keane
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Producer: Gennie Rim, Peilin Chou
- Screenwriter: Audrey Wells
- Principal Cast: Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Sandra Oh, Robert G. Chiu, Margaret Cho, Kimiko Glenn
Screening available on Netflix.
Asia Society at the Movies
Asia Society is proud to announce the launch of Asia Society at the Movies, a new series of film screenings and conversations showcasing a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora. Asia Society at the Movies celebrates established and emerging voices, contemporary films and classics, and documentaries. The series builds on Asia Society’s long and rich history of film programming. This initiative also serves to deepen understanding of Asian cultures—a core part of Asia Society’s mission since its creation.
About Asia Society Museum
Asia Society Museum presents a wide range of traditional, modern, and contemporary exhibitions of Asian and Asian American art, taking new approaches to familiar masterpieces and introducing under-recognized arts and artists. The Asia Society Museum Collection comprises a traditional art collection, including the initial bequests of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, and a contemporary art collection. Through exhibitions and public programs, Asia Society provides a forum for the issues and viewpoints reflected in both traditional and contemporary Asian art and in Asia today.
About Asia Society Southern California
Established in Los Angeles in 1985, Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) is ideally situated at the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. ASSC has played a pivotal role through creative programs and activities in increasing shared knowledge, enhancing dialogue, and furthering cultural exchanges transcending regional boundaries.
As part of the global Asia Society, which was founded more than 60 years ago in New York City, ASSC has launched many creative initiatives and programs addressing current issues of importance across the fields of the arts, culture, policy, business, and education.
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