Bay Area LadyFest and WOMEN 我們

Gao Ling

This week we recognize strong powerful WOMEN and how ideas of gender roles and values are anything but simple.

Here are two awesome community events to check out!

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

CAAM and Ladyfest Bay Area (an annual grassroots event organized by women, runs 9/13 – 9/16), co-present “One Good Turn” of the shared experiences of women around the world. Film selections include home movies of SF Chinatown, a retelling of “Alice in Wonderland” and the centerpiece, a segment of “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (1928). The films were curated by our very own Christine Kwon (Festival Managing Director).

Date: Thursday, September 13th at 8:00pm. 
Venue
: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to programming@oddballfilm.com or (415) 558-8117

“Refined, ravishing, and rife with complexity, the ladies in this collection serve to dispel the myth of the magical woman and present something much more real — women who play, fight, and work, and look damn good doing it.” – Oddball Films


Gao Ling

by Gao Ling

WOMEN 我們 is a new exhibit at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco, which explores gender and sexual identity through the art of 13 diverse artists from China and the US. It includes video works, installation art, drawings, and paintings and has evolved from a feminist exploration to examining gay, transgender visibility and sexual identity in China.

Their opening reception is Saturday 9/15 (1-4pm) at the Chinese Culture Center (at the Hilton Hotel).
Venue: Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny Street 3rd Floor, San Francisco
Admission: Free

WOMEN runs from September 15 – November 30. Look out for two documentary screenings which speak of gender-identity and femininity within the Chinese community: My Little One, with a performance by Eagle Ho and Autumn Gem, a documentary on Qiu Jin, China’s first feminist.

Saturday, October 20, 1-4 PM: My Little One, with a performance by Eagle Ho, CCC Auditorium

Thursday, November 15, 6-9 PM: Autumn Gem Documentary + Q&A, CCC Auditorium


Preview of “My Little One”