Rae and I returned last night from Pasadena, where we screened AUTUMN GEM at the Pacific Asia Museum. The museum had been holding a weekly film series for the past few months, and we were the last film on its summer schedule. PAM’s Becky Sun (Community Outreach Coordinator) and Amelia Chapman (Curator of Education) organized and advertised the event to PAM members. Along with our marketing efforts, we estimated about 70-80 people were present at the nighttime showing in the museum’s lovely courtyard. The weather was great and the screen and projector were in fine form; if only every screening could be held in such ideal conditions!
We had a great time meeting new people, along with friends and family. Thanks to Marc, Li Jing, and Rae’s cousins for attending the screening and bringing their friends. We got a number of good contacts for future screenings in Southern California.
On Thursday and Friday, we were interviewed by several newspapers, television and radio stations. Elis Lu’s review of the event was posted in the Friday, August 21, 2009, edition of the Sing Tao LA Daily Newspaper. We had another article about the film posted in the World Journal on Friday too. On Friday, we were interviewed by Lynn Tso from TVB Super Channel and Tim Xiao from Radio Free Asia. When these clips air, we’ll let you know!
We have two upcoming screenings in the Bay Area in the next month. We’ll be screening at the US-China Friendship Conference in San Francisco in early September. At the end of September or beginning of October, we’ll have a public screening at Santa Clara University. We’ll be advertising and marketing the SCU screening more heavily, so stay tuned for more information!