In celebration of Asian American Heritage Month, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States joins the Asia Heritage Foundation in presenting Bear It as part of the Fiesta Asia One Night Film Affair.
Show Time: Thursday, May 3 @ 8:30 pm
Show Venue: West End Cinema
2301 M Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Show Tickets: $10
Phone: (202) 419-3456
Bear It is a quirky drama about a tour guide who gives up serving normal people to take a certain group of beloved Teddy Bears on tour around the city. An unfortunate accident causes the young man to lose three of his stuffed patrons – so he must stall for time and scramble to avoid getting in trouble with the bears' owner. Bear It is competing at the Taipei Film Festival and the Osaka Asian Film Festival; and it already won Best Original Film at the Asian Film Festival.
Director Fen Fen Cheng is known for her whimsical narratives and colorful imagery. Her first feature film, Keeping Watch (2007) appeared at film festivals all around the world, including the Singapore Asian Fetival of First Films, where it won the Award for Best Script. Since then she has directed two movies for television and two more feature films: Hear Me (2009) and Bear It (2011).
For more information about the screening, please contact Thalia Lin by phone at (202) 895-1852 or by e-mail at email@example.com.