Asian American Awareness Month Film Screening: The Grace Lee Project

Date / Time

April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Official Selection at the SXSW Film Festival Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival

When award-winning Korean-American filmmaker Grace Lee was growing up in Missouri, she was the only Grace Lee she knew. As an adult, however, she moved to New York and then California, where everyone she met seemed to know “another Grace Lee.” But why did they assume that all Grace Lees were nice, dutiful, piano-playing bookworms?

This refreshing film reveals the intriguing contradiction of the “Grace Lee” persona —simultaneously impressive and forgettable, special and generic, an emblem of a subculture and an individual who defies categorization.

i-card required for entry.


Light refreshments will be served while supplies last.

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