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Check out the following two online screenings taking place during
the Asian American International Film Festival, from October 1 to 11,
For 10 years now, the PS 124 theater club in New York’s Chinatown
has been the only Asian American team to compete at the renowned Junior
Theater Festival. It even earned the privilege of being one of a select
few schools nationally to premiere a kids’ production of Frozen.
CURTAIN UP! follows the children’s lives behind the scenes as they gear
up for the much-anticipated show. Through rehearsals and heartbreak,
CURTAIN UP! tackles deep questions of identity and transitions from a
kid’s-eye view, promising to leave an audience provoked.
These films are about the physical and emotional distance that can
be necessary to cross as a result of emigrating from home. We see the
consequences of moving to a new land, and the vagaries about home and
the self that are created. Through these films we can see that
assimilation is not relegated just within immigration and being forced
into another culture. It can also include others’ idea of who you should
be physically or behaviourally, in any place. These films are about
losing and then finding oneself.