The Grace Lee Project

The Grace Lee Project

Downloadable Video - 2005
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When award-winning Korean-American filmmaker Grace Lee was growing up in Missouri, she was the only Grace Lee she knew. As an adult, however, she moved to New York and then California, where everyone she met seemed to know "another Grace Lee." But why did they assume that all Grace Lees were nice, dutiful, piano-playing bookworms?. Pursuing the moving target of Asian American female identity, the filmmaker plunges into a clever, highly unscientific investigation of all those Grace Lees who break the mold, including the fiery social activist Grace Lee Boggs, the rebel Grace Lee who tried to burn down her high school, and the Silicon Valley teenager Grace Lee who spends evenings doing homework, playing piano, and painting graphic pictures of death and destruction.. This refreshing film reveals the intriguing contradiction of the “Grace Lee” persona—simultaneously impressive and forgettable, special and generic, an emblem of a subculture and an individual who defies categorization. With wit and charm, THE GRACE LEE PROJECT challenges the cultural investments made in the idea of Grace Lee, all the while sending her a love letter.. Official Selection at the South by Southwest Film Festival.. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.. "Niftily shot and edited, THE GRACE LEE PROJECT isn't just a witty unpacking of stereotype. It's also a welcome freshening of the old documentary saw that there's no such thing as an ordinary person." - Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly. "... A funny and insightful exploration into identity issues we all can recognize." - Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
Publisher: Women Make Movies, 2005.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Branch Call Number: eVideo kanopy
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (68 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Additional Contributors: Women Make Movies (Firm)
Kanopy (Firm)

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