Fair or Festival

Lunar New Year Chinese Documentary Film Festival

February 5 – February 6, 2022
1 – 2:30PM

All individuals must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and matching identification to attend this event. If you are interested in attending this event in person, please read the full COVID Safety Policy carefully before purchasing tickets.

#1 Curtain Up!
SAT, FEB 5, 1 PM
FREE admission (In-Person RSVP HERE)

While preparing to stage a musical, Chinatown kids discover their own cultural identities. Multi-award winning film, Curtain Up! follows elementary school kids in New York’s Chinatown as they prepare for the musical production of “Frozen” and begin to discover their identities. Behind the scenes, they face cultural stereotypes, families’ expectations and uncertainties post- graduation. It is through rehearsing for this American favorite that these kids come to grapple with their Chinese roots. Directed and Produced by Hui Tong, Curtain Up! shares a kid’s-eye view of the wonders of discovering art, culture and identity. Post-film Q+A

#2 Please Remember Me
SUN, FEB 6, 1 PM
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Please Remember Me is a tender portrait of an emblematic couple, living alone without the traditional support of extended family. With intimacy and perceptivity, director Zhao Qing follows Feng and Lou, her great-uncle and great-aunt, over three years as Feng adjusts to Lou’s increasing dependency and works to remedy her loss of memory. With a dignified tone of reflection, this heartfelt documentary ultimately evokes the importance of personal histories, and pays tribute to the navigation of old age with quiet courage, love, and dignity. Post-film Q+A

#3 No-contact Delivery
SUN, FEB 6, 2:30 PM
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The coronavirus pandemic took a heavy toll on NYC’s immigrant delivery workers. The coronavirus pandemic brought financial struggles, mental health challenges, racist attacks, and robbery targeting this under-represented community. NYC’s 50,000 delivery cyclists are largely non-English speaking immigrants with demanding and isolating workloads. Chinese immigrant, Documentary filmmaker, Jing Wang, has been filming Chinese food delivery workers in NYC for the past five years. She was also a key organizer mobilizing immigrant workers participating in the campaign to legalize E-bikes in New York State. Post-film Q+A