FELICIA LOWE | USA 2015 | DOCUMENTARY | 60 MINS | ENGLISH
SAT SEPT 19 | 6:00PM | CAMERA 3
One of Asian America’s most distinguished godmothers of cinema, Felicia Lowe, presents perhaps her most personal film with CHINESE COUPLETS, which made its world premiere in March at CAAMFest 2015.
Lowe specializes in Chinese American documentaries with universal appeal, including works on San Francisco’s Chinatown and Angel Island. With her latest, Lowe looks at her own mother — whom she calls “the hardest story for me to crack.”
Lowe deftly brings in history while weaving in a fascinating personal narrative, which brings her on a surprising trip to Cuba, a family history in Hawaii and Lowe turning to her own daughter for help in understanding her mysterious mother.
Through the tough conversations that take place in the film, a more complete history is told — on a personal level, for Chinese Americans, and about the painful and triumphant lives of all immigrants who come to the U.S. The film is a culmination of Lowe as a mother, daughter and filmmaker.
– Momo Chang