Date(s) - April 3, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LSC 300, Lory Student Center
Grab your lunch and join ACT Human Rights Film Festival and CSU’s Asian Pacific American Cultural Center for a free encore screening of new documentary film Dear Corky and conversation with filmmaker Curtis Chin in room 300 in CSU’s Lory Student Center on Monday, April 3, at 12 p.m. All are welcome!
Dear Corky is a 17-minute short film on photographer Corky Lee. For over 50 years, New York native Lee photographed his hometown’s Chinatown and Asian American communities around the country. With a strong sense of social justice, he captured activists, celebrities, and everyday heroes with equal passion, taking over 100,000 photos. Sadly, while documenting the latest rise of anti-Asian hate crimes, Lee fell to COVID. Through his own words and pictures, Dear Corky reveals the man behind the camera.
Filmmaker Curtis Chin is a co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City. He went on to write for television before transitioning to social justice documentaries. Chin has screened his films at over 600 venues in 16 countries. He has written for CNN, Bon Appetit, and the Emancipator/Boston Globe. A graduate of the University of Michigan and former Visiting Scholar at New York University, Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and more. His memoir, Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant will be published by Little, Brown in fall 2023. He can be found at CurtisfromDetroit.com
ACT Human Rights Film Festival
This free screening is part of ACT’s eighth annual festival! ACT brings the best and most recent human rights cinema to northern Colorado. This year’s festival is March 29 – April 2, 2023.
See https://act2023.eventive.org/ for festival event details and to buy tickets and passes. Discounts are available for CSU students, faculty, and staff! CSU students can get two free tickets with discount code “SLiCE23” and using their student email address. Student IDs will be checked at the festival. This Monday, April 3 screening is free and open to all.