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Seeking Asian Female
Saturday 11:15 a.m., Regal 2 Downtown Mall
2012. USA. 84 min. Director: Debbie Lum.
Debbie Lum, a Chinese-American filmmaker, documents the unlikely and surprising romance between Steven, an aging white American man obsessed with marrying an Asian woman, and “Sandy,” the young Chinese woman he meets online. This film follows their rocky relationship with skepticism and humor from the early stages of Steven’s search for an Asian bride, through the moment Sandy steps foot in America, to a year into their precarious union. Global migration, Sino-American relations and the perennial battle of the sexes weigh heavily on the quest for marriage in this intimate documentary.
Discussion with Charles Laughlin, Allison Alexy, and Michiko Wilson (all U.Va.)