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2015 Wine Country Film Festival

Off the Menu: Asian America

Directed by Grace Lee

Food on Film / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 60 mins / English

Off the Menu: Asian America

Orpheus Winery
September 18, 2015 7:00 pm

Description

Off the Menu: Asian America is an exploration of food in changing communities, families, traditions, and faiths, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Grace Lee (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs).

Lee travels from Houston, Texas to New York’s Lower East Side, from Oak Creek, Wisconsin to Oahu, Hawaii seeking stories that reflect an evolving Asian Pacific America and the role food plays in peoples’ lives.

“We wanted to find unexpected stories that embodied the Asian American experience. Asian America is already such a vast, complex, and contested idea. Focusing on food was a way to explore the deeper connections of culture, family, and ideas of authenticity and adaptation that link us all. So many times, people associate food with Asian or Asian American culture. With Off the Menu, I hope we can expand the conversation to explore our stories as well,” says Lee.


Director's Bio

Grace Lee’s credits include directing and producing the documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, which premiered at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival before its broadcast on the PBS series POV. Other projects included documentaries Makers: Women in Politics (PBS 2014), The Grace Lee Project (2005) and feature film Janeane from Des Moines, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Lee lives in Los Angeles.

Dates & Times

Off the Menu: Asian America

Orpheus Winery
September 18, 2015 7:00 pm