Save the Date – Watch “Tongzhi in Love” and Support API Equality
Please join API Equality and CAA on September 22nd for a special screening of “Tongzhi In Love”, the new documentary by Academy Award Winner Ruby Yang. Come mix and mingle with staff and supporters at the El Rio Bar in the Mission and enjoy the documentary after sunset in the patio.
Click here for the Evite invitation.
This event will help us raise some much needed funds for API Equality to continue fighting to preserve the freedom to marry for all and raising awareness about LGBT Issues within the API Community. For more info, visit http://www.apiequality.org
In “Tongzhi in Love” (f.k.a. A Double Life), their latest and most lyrical film yet, the Oscar-winning team of director Ruby Yang and producer Thomas Lennon have captured an intimate, poignant portrait of three young men navigating the precarious dilemmas of living out and gay in modern China, torn between the lure of big city life and the powerful demands of generations of cultural tradition. Frog and his friends, Feng and Ze, live and work in cosmopolitan Beijing, reveling in a level of freedom that sophisticated urban life affords. Yet a Chinese son’s solemn duty is to produce a child and to carry forward his family’s line and name. Does their relative freedom and happiness come at the expense of their parents and centuries of cultural tradition? Can they live out and be happy and still be “good sons”? China’s laws limiting most families to a single child only compounds pressures on gay men, many of whom resort to sham marriages. – courtesy of Frameline
Fresh from its sold out West Coast premiere at the 2008 Frameline LGBT Film Festival, CAA and API Equality are excited to be able to hold another screening for our guests.
Date: Monday, September 22, 2008
Time: Doors open at 7pm, film screening starts at sunset
Location: El Rio Bar – 3158 Mission St. (@ Cesar Chavez), San Francisco, CA 94110
Note: El Rio is a CASH ONLY bar.
Cost: Suggested donation of $25 to support API Equality.
Tawal Panyacosit, Jr.
Director, API Equality
415.274.6760 ext 316
Host Committee Members:
Cecilia Chung, Vice Chair, SF Human Rights Commission
Sandra Lee Fewer
Kevin M. Fong
Jane Kim, Commissioner, San Francisco Board of Education
Stuart Gaffney & John Lewis
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA)
Robert Imada, Mr GAPA 2008
Eric Mar, Commissioner, SF Board of Education
National Center for Lesbian Rights
SFSU Cesar Chavez Institute’s Family Acceptance Project
Germaine Q Wong
Helen Zia & Lia Shigemura