The Grace Lee Project
Detroit Summer and the Detroit Asian Youth Project Present...
THE GRACE LEE PROJECT
"Do you know Grace Lee?"
Film screening in Detroit
Saturday, March 18, 2006, 8:00 PM
Barth Hall (in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul)
4800 Woodward (Woodward Ave. and Warren Ave.)
With remarks from long-time Detroit activist, Grace Lee Boggs
And a Q/A with filmmaker Grace Lee to follow
Youth and Students: $5
Pre-Screening Reception @ 6:30 PM -- $35
Call in advance for tickets: (313) 333-3112
ABOUT THE FILM:
Filmmaker Grace Lee undertakes a unique and hilarious exploration by interviewing over 30 women named Grace Lee around the U.S. in search of a contemporary Asian American female identity, featuring Detroit's very own Grace Lee Boggs. This film shatters conventional stereotypes about what it means to be Asian American.
"...a funny but complex meditation on identity, ethnicity and cultural expectations..." --Variety
"The Grace Lee Project is a breezy first-person video essay that goes in search of the average Asian American woman, all the while wondering if there is in fact such a thing...[interviews include] Grace Lee Boggs, an 88-year-old Chinese American activist known in her Detroit community for her work in the black-power movement.."
--The Village Voice
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All proceeds will benefit Detroit Summer, a multi-racial youth organization dedicated to rebuild, redefine and respirit Detroit from the ground up, and the Detroit Asian Youth Project, a group promoting social justice and political self-development with predominantly Hmong and Asian American youth on Detroit's east side.