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AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Tribute to Jeff Adachi
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AABANY Co-Sponsors: A Tribute to Jeff Adachi


When: 7/30/2019
6:15 pm-7:40 PM
Where: Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St
New York, New York  10013
United States

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Join us as we pay tribute to Jeff Adachi, the San Francisco Public Defender and filmmaker who passed earlier this year. A pioneer in our justice system and in the world of API cinema, we’re honored to celebrate Jeff, a true advocate for his community, in the 42nd Annual Asian American International Film Festival.

6:15-6:25pm: Tribute by Corey Tong and John Woo

6:25-6:40pm: Screening of THE RIDE 

6:40-7:40pm: Screening of THE SLANTED SCREEN

THE RIDE (Documentary, 15min, 2017)

The Ride is a short film that takes viewers on a personal and intense ride through the underbelly of the criminal injustice system, seen through the eyes of SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who is one of the nation’s few elected public defenders.

THE SLANTED SCREEN (Documentary, 60min, 2006)

Hollywood has a long tradition of cultural prejudice, particularly when it comes to depicting Asian peoples. For Asian actors, only limited roles are available, and they are often pigeonholed into depicting ethnic stereotypes. The struggle against these stereotypes, as well as the dilemmas facing actors forced to succumb to them, are explored through interviews with Asian actors and filmmakers and in a series of archival film clips covering a century of American film.


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