Chicago premiere! Filmmakers in person! Film Series : 22nd Annual Asian American Showcase


2017, Lenora Lee and Tatsu Aoki, USA, 57 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Apr 8th 8:00pm

Inspired by the life of Bessie M. Lee (1894-1955), who, after migrating to New York City, spent two years in indentured servitude, LIGHT is a film in which dance, memory, music, and poetry collide in a visual and aural landscape; a meditation on women being propelled into the unknown by courage and faith to risk their lives and everything they have for freedom. LIGHT highlights the lives of women, including Bessie M. Lee, who through the resilience and triumph over unimaginable experiences, were grounding forces in the creation of the New York Chinatown community in the early 1900s. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of Lenora Lee)

Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 pm: The program will open with a live performance featuring musicians Tatsu Aoki and Francis Wong, and solo dance performed by Lenora Lee.