Asian American International Film Festival: DEFINITION PLEASEVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Part of the 43rd Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society
Dir. Sujata Day. 91 mins. English.
As a child, Monica Chowdry is a celebrated winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But 15 years later, life hasn’t quite panned out. She still lives at home in the suburbs, cares for her ailing mother, and has an odd penchant for “seeing” words to define strangers. When Monica’s brother returns home, tensions arise and secrets are revealed. Can the siblings set aside their differences to help their mother prepare for the anniversary of their father’s death? Or will years of bottled-up emotions tear this family apart?
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NOTE: This film is geoblocked and can only be viewed in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut). This film is only available for one day, October 9, 2020.
About the Director
With her infectious personality and unique sense of humor, Pittsburgh native Sujata Day has firmly established herself as a performer, creator, writer, and director. Sujata is known for her roles in Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl and Insecure. She is a Sundance Lab fellow and 2019 HBO Visionaries Ambassador. Her short film, COWBOY AND INDIAN, sold to a major studio for series development. She also directs This Is My Story, in which LeVar Burton narrates personal experiences of racism.
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is proudly known as "The First Home to Asian American Cinema." Organized by Asian CineVision, it's the first and longest-running festival dedicated to showcasing the moving image work by media artists of Asian descent for and about the Asian diaspora experience.
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