Southern California Screening of AUTUMN GEM

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Join us for a special outdoor screening of AUTUMN GEM at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena! Enjoy the warm summer night and mingle with filmmakers Rae Chang and Adam Tow and star Li Jing in the museum’s beautiful courtyard garden. Free with museum admission.

Thursday, August 20
8:00 pm
Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

Feel free to pass this on to your friends in Southern California. Stay tuned for upcoming events in the Bay Area this fall, including screenings in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Clara.
Hope to see you there!

Here is the link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP!

Li Jing in China Daily News

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Li Jing, the actress who plays Qiu Jin in Autumn Gem, was featured this past weekend in the Southern California edition of the China Daily News in an article titled, “Hollywood actress, Li Jing, is Qiu Jin, China’s Celebrated Hero.”

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華裔武打女星李靜扮演秋瑾一角 期讓更多主流人士認識秋瑾
http://news.sina.com 2009年07月12日 00:09 中國日報
(記者蔡宜礽╱洛杉磯縣報導)中國武打女星李靜擔任一紀錄片「秋瑾」中的女主角,希望讓更多西方的主流人士了解秋瑾,這位奇女子的英勇事跡。

「秋瑾」一片是由一對華裔曹氏夫妻集資而拍攝而成的,當初曹氏夫婦看到秋瑾的故事,相當感動,因此有了將「秋瑾」拍攝成紀錄片的想法,但礙於經費有限,所有的拍攝場景都是在很克難的情形之下完成,而當中飾演秋瑾的演員,名為李靜,從小在中國北京的武術學院學功夫,是中國知名的功夫明星李連杰的學妹。李靜表示,希望能透過不同的管道,讓更多人看到「秋瑾」這部紀錄片,進而有興趣,將它改拍成電影,讓更多人知道秋瑾32年短暫而燦爛的一生。

李靜表示,到美國約有十年之久,最早在加州柏克萊大學進行武術教學,她認為弘揚中國的武術,透過教學的效果最大,一個班級幾十個人,畢業之後都可以成為推廣中國武術的種子。後來大約五年前,李靜因緣際會進入好萊塢電影圈發展,華裔女子一人支身在電影圈闖蕩已經很不容易,更何況是在武打的領域,艱辛可想而知。

身為武打演員的李靜表示,拍攝武打片受傷是免不了的,不過在好萊塢拍片,能夠透過大量的彩排,減少受傷的機會。另外李靜還表示,由於武打片需要的人力、場景的工程都較為浩大,這也是為什麼武打片的拍片成本都較龐大的原因。

如今民衆常常可以在各大好萊塢的電影中,看到李靜的武打身影,例如尖峰時刻三、東京甩尾、千機變等電影作品,最近李靜才剛殺青一部名為「The Last Air Bender」的好萊塢電影。李靜的官方網站為www.jingaction.com。

Until we get a full translation of the article, you can read this automated translation from Google.

For those in the LA-area, we’ll be down in Pasadena on August 20 for a screening at the Pacific Asia Museum. Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members. RSVP to (626) 449-2742 ext. 31

Autumn Gem Screening at D7 Conference

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Rae and I are minutes away from the Autumn Gem screening at the D7 Conference at the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California. We’re excited to show the film in glorious 1080p. The dual projectors produce an absolutely fabulous picture… it’s the film as it was meant to be seen!

D7 attendees all received a special DVD of the movie in their gift bag. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher provided a special note on the DVD jacket. Big thanks to them for allowing us to screen our film at the conference!

Here are some photos from the screening at D7.

Cast and Crew Screening Party Photos

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Adam and Rae at the Cast and Crew Screening Party

Here are some photos by Timothy Chang from the cast and crew screening party held over the weekend. Thanks to the Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale for hosting and everyone who were able to take time out of their Sundays to come out! It’s now onward and upward with marketing and business development for the film.

The Qiu Jin Project is now Autumn Gem

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Well, it’s finally time to make it official! We’re transitioning away from our working title The Qiu Jin Project in favor of Autumn Gem as the official name of the project. The domain names have been purchased, email has been set up, and the redirects are now working.

You can still reach the website by typing in http://qiu-jin.com, but you will now be magically redirected to http://autumn-gem.com.