In celebration of the release of Ang Lee’s new film LIFE OF PI, AFI Silver and the Smithsonian’s Freer & Sackler Galleries team up to present a complete retrospective of the Taiwan-born director’s work. This series is co-sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), Washington, D.C.
In 1867, 2,000 Chinese railroad workers organized a strike by walking off their jobs to protest their oppressive work conditions. In 1965, Filipino farm workers joined their Mexican counterpartso form the United Farm Workers and staged the Grape Strike and Boycott of 1965. Since then, Asian Americans have been elected to political offices and are active in numerous advocacy organizations that address issues such as education, human rights, immigration, and electoral politics. At every moment in American history, Asian Americans have been involved in protest and in politics, in realizing a more perfect union.
-What is the state of Asian American politics?
-Has the Asian American community moved from protest politics to mainstream politics?
-What does the 2012 Election say about Asian American political trends?
Join our panelists, former Louisiana Congressman the Honorable Joseph Cao, Janelle Wong, director, University of Maryland, Asian American Studies Program and Deepa Iyer, executive director, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), as they discuss the trends and barriers affecting Asian American political participation and the recent election. Gene Kim, executive director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), will moderate this discussion.
National Museum of American History
Warner Bros. Theater
14th St. & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20560
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The hotly anticipated historical drama “Masquerade,” starring Korea’s world star LEE Byung-hun and written by Old Boy co-writer, HWANG Jo-yoon.
The versatile actor LEE (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and A Bittersweet Life) plays the dual lead as both the tragic King Gwang-hae and that of the commoner who shares a fatefully remarkable resemblance to the ruler, Ha-Seon. Deeply embroiled in palace intrigue which aims to assassinate the ruler, King Gwang-Hae orders his trusted councilor Heo Kyun to find him a body double. When the King collapses from a mysterious poison, Ha-seon must carry off the biggest masquerade of his career to save the country from chaos while under imminent threat of death.
Acclaimed character actor RYU Seung-ryong (All About My Wife, War of the Arrows) and rising star HAN Hyo-Joo (Always) appear in supporting roles as the councilor and the queen, respectively.
Film fans: Now you can see all of Ang Lee’s films on the big screen!
In celebration of the release of Ang Lee’s new film Life of Pi, the Freer|Sackler and AFI Silver Theatre team up to present a complete retrospective of his work. This series is co-sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), Washington, DC.
Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art
Free, open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come,