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CAAMFest: The Half of It Watch Party
May 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Host: Center for Asian American Media
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Join us as we watch CAAMFest Online: Heritage at Home Spotlight Honoree, Alice Wu’s new feature film on NETFLIX. Follow along with CAAM’s Twitter and we will live tweet along with the screening. Do you have thoughts, reflections and/or questions for Alice? If so, tweet them using the hashtag #HeritageAtHome. To watch the film, click here.
About the film: In THE HALF OF IT, Shy, straight-A student Ellie Chu feels isolated and friendless in her remote, backwater town of Squahamish, where she makes some much-needed extra cash penning homework papers for her fellow high school students. Ellie reluctantly agrees to help the lovelorn school jock Paul Munsky write love letters to Aster Flores, the girl they both secretly love. As all three embark on an unexpected journey of discovery, they form a complicated triangle of friendship as they come to terms with their own unexpected feelings about love and find connection in the most unlikely of places.
To learn more about the film, here’s an CAAM interview with Alice Wu and Actor Leah Lewis.
At 7pm, we’ll sit down and talk to Wu about her cinematic career during our Spotlight Conversation (RSVP Required). If you haven’t seen Wu’s previous film, SAVING FACE recently, this is your chance to relive that ground-breaking film.