Docs In The City: Spotlight on Identity Documentaries Featuring Grace Lee

qJul 19, 2018 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

qLandmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema, 807 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Event Description
Explore the theme of identity through documentary, including an opportunity to hear from award-winning documentary filmmaker Grace Lee.

6:30 pm
Mix and Mingle (Cash Bar)

7:00 pm

Screening of a Work-in-Progress Documentary 
Film to be announced soon
Screening of work-in-progress followed by an feedback session facilitated by Erica Ginsberg from Docs In Progress and featuring feedback from Grace Lee and the audience.

Screening of Off the Menu: Asian America 
What exactly does food reflect about Asian Pacific Americans? Director Grace Lee traveled across the United States to explore our obsession with food as a launching point to delve into a wealth of stories, traditions, and unexpected characters that help nourish this nation of immigrants. From Texas to New York to Wisconsin to Hawaii, go on a journey where family, tradition, faith, geography, and cultural identity shape our relationship to food.

Screening followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Grace Lee.

Tickets are $15.  (Free for 2018 Docs In Progress Fellows and members of our Docs Insiders program - register with Promo Code)
Films will be captioned
​ASL interpretation will be provided upon request (2 weeks advance notice)

Grace Lee is an independent producer anddirector and writer working in both narrative and non-fiction film. She directed the 2014 Peabody Award-winning documentary AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, which The Hollywood Reporter called ”an entertainingly revealing portrait of the power of a single individual to effect change.” The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it won its first of six audience awards before its broadcast on the PBS documentary series POV. Her previous documentary THE GRACE LEE PROJECT won multiple awards, broadcast on the Sundance Channel and was called “ridiculously entertaining” by New York Magazine and “ a funny but complex meditation on identity and cultural expectation,” by Variety.  Other credits include the Emmy-nominated MAKERS: WOMEN IN POLITICS for PBS; JANEANE FROM DES MOINES, set during the 2012 presidential campaign, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival as well as AMERICAN ZOMBIE, a personal horror film, which premiered at Slamdance and is distributed by Cinema Libre. Grace received her MFA in Film Directing from UCLA Film School where her short film BARRIER DEVICE, starring Sandra Oh and Suzy Nakamura, won a Student Academy Award. Grace returns to her alma mater and other universities frequently as a guest speaker and lecturer. She has served on panels and juries including the Independent Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Festival, POV’s EdComm, Center for Asian American Media, and the International Documentary Association, and has shown her work as part of the U.S. Department of State funded American Showcase which brings American documentary filmmakers to countries around the world to provide professional development for filmmakers.

This program is organized by Docs In Progress
and made possible through the support of



Atlantic Plumbing Cinema is located right off of U Street in the Shaw/Howard University neighborhood.

By Public Transportation
Accessible from the Green and Yellow Metrorail lines by way of the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo metro station (use 10th and U Street exit). Bus service is available nearby using the 63, 64, 70, 90, 92, 93, 96 and the X3 WMATA bus lines.

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Ticket Information
Docs In The City - Identity (IE2-2111)
Docs In Progress Fellows and Docs Insiders should use comp codes provided.
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Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema
807 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States