[VIRTUAL FILM SCREENING] 'My Prince Edward'VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented in partnership with Houston Cinema Arts Festival
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
7:30 p.m. Film Screening and Q&A
Asia Society at Home
Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong's go-to one-stop shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn't exempt Fong from social pressure to marry. Feature film My Prince Edward zeroes in on the nuts and bolts of modern marriage. Like a breath of fresh air, through the female protagonist Fong, writer-director Norris Wong reclaims her home city's narrative in a movie that will make you wholeheartedly cheer for a woman's independence and a new age in Hong Kong cinema.
Asia Society Texas Center, in partnership with Houston Cinema Arts Society and HAAPI Film Fest, presents the Texas premiere of My Prince Edward as part of the 12th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival.
Following the film will be a Q&A with director Norris Wong and Hong Kong film scholar and HCAS board member Karen Fang. The film and Q&A are available for 48 hours beginning 7:30 p.m. Central Time on November 17.
About Norris Wong
Norris Wong is a Hong Kong-based writer-director who graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with an MFA in Film, TV and Digital Media. After graduating, Wong worked as a screenwriter at a television network and eventually joined the writer’s room of television series Margaret and David Green Bean (2016) and The Gutter (2020). Wong’s own works include Fall (2013) which won Best Script Award at the Hong Kong Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, and From Here to There (2012) which was part of the Official Selection at Poitiers Film Festival and Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. My Prince Edward is Wong’s first feature film.
About Karen Fang
Karen Fang is a film scholar and cultural critic who writes about visual and literary arts. She is the author of Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film, a juror and commentator for museums and film programs around the globe, and a contributor to the nationally broadcast public radio series Engines of Our Ingenuity. Karen’s newest project is a book about Bambi artist and Disney Legend Tyrus Wong. She is a Professor of English at The University of Houston, committee member for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and on the board of the Houston Cinema Arts Society.
About Houston Cinema Arts Society
Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) is dedicated to presenting innovative films, media installations, and performances that celebrate the artistic process and enrich Houston’s culture and urban vitality.
About HAAPI Film Fest
The HAAPI Fest, started in 2004 by OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans) Greater Houston, was created to highlight and celebrate the diversity of culture, food, and stories of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, to support AAPI artists and filmmakers, and to share the messages, issues, hopes, and dreams of the AAPI experience for the Greater Houston metropolitan area through edutainment.
About Asia Society at Home
Though Asia Society is temporarily closed, we are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, The Hearst Foundation Inc., The Brown Foundation Inc., Mary Lawrence Porter, and the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, The Southmore, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with the Houston Cinema Arts Society and HAAPI Film Fest
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