Film Screening: Children of Invention

The Asian Student Union is bringing you a free screening of the Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival: "Children of Invention." Please join us and meet the writer-director Tze Chun, as well as the producer Mynette Louie. They will be available for questions after the screening. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. so be sure to get there early and grab a seat. One of Filmmaker Magazine’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film," writer-director Tze Chun makes his feature film debut with one of the most-awarded and best-reviewed films of the year. CHILDREN OF INVENTION is by turns humorous and heartbreaking, an "edge-of-your-seat family drama" (Spout) that’s both “powerfully moving and rigorously intelligent."(Boston Phoenix). After being evicted, hardworking single mom Elaine Cheng (Cindy Cheung, Lady in the Water) tries to maintain a normal life for her children, Raymond and Tina. Elaine juggles a number of jobs, including working for a questionable pyramid scheme. When Elaine doesn’t return home one night, nobody knows the kids are home alone, and they are left to fend for themselves. As the days pass, Raymond, a budding inventor, realizes he needs to come up with a plan to take care of his little sister. Referencing both the mortgage meltdown and suburban Ponzi schemes, “the film finds delicate moments of beauty and grace as its child heroes are forced to make their way” (Filmmaker Magazine). Featuring “gifted child actors--off-the-charts cute, refreshingly free of Hollywood precociousness” (LA Weekly), CHILDREN OF INVENTION is "as close to cinematic purity as one is likely to see this year" (Film Society of Lincoln Center), a timely drama about the influence of the adult world on children and resilience in hard times.

Speaker(s): Tze Chun and Mynette Louie
Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 8:00pm until 10:00pm on Thursday, Feb 25, 2010
GSU Conference Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor
Open to General Public
Admission is free
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Amy Yu
Boston University