The Grace Lee Project: Do You Know Grace Lee?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

ImagineAsian Theatre
(239 East 59th St., NYC)

Grace Lee, Documentary, Grade 12, 68 minutes

When Korean American filmmaker Grace Lee was growing up in Missouri, she was the only Grace Lee she knew. Once she left the Midwest however, everyone she met seemed to know “another Grace Lee.” But why did they assume that every Grace Lee was reserved, dutiful, piano-playing overachievers? The filmmaker plunges into a funny, highly unscientific investigation into all those named Grace Lee who break the mold -- from a fiery social activist to a rebel who tried to burn down her high school. With wit and charm, The Grace Lee Project puts a hilarious spin on the eternal question, “What’s in a name?”


Curator Q&A

ImagineAsian Theatre (239 East 59th St., NYC, Tel: 212-371-6682)

Miro Yoon