Q&A with Asian American Film Director Alex Chu

April 13, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (already occurred)
Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI)

Please join us for a casual Q&A-style discussion with Alex Chu, the director of award-winning film "For Izzy," to hear more about his work and how his Asian American identity has shaped his career. There will be fried chicken from Honeycrisp!

One day before this event, ASA is hosting a screening of Alex Chu's "For Izzy" on Friday, April 12 from 7-9 p.m. in the Moore second floor common room theater pit. "For Izzy" is a warm, heartfelt film about blending families, featuring powerhouse performances from its all-Asian cast. Beloved late actress Elizabeth Sung plays Anna, a successful business-woman and single mother struggling with a strained relationship with her 20-something queer daughter Dede (Michelle Ang). Her widower neighbor Peter (Jim Lau) is the caretaker of his millennial daughter Laura (Jennifer Soo) who is on the Autism spectrum. When Laura and Dede form an unlikely friendship they each bond with the other’s parent, ultimately bringing Peter and Anna together to find an unexpected later-in-life romance. "For Izzy" has won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the 34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Contact Info

Emily Ye
(210) 912-9061
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