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Virtual – “The Power of Asian/American” Speaker Series – March 11 – Free

Old Dominion University’s Department of Communication & Theatre Arts and our Film Program are proud to present an exciting upcoming event as part of our year-long speaker series focused on anti-racism:

“The Power of Asian/American Cinema” w/ Dr. Celine Parreñas Shimizu

In this lecture, new images of race, gender and sexuality in Asian/ American Cinema tackle immigration in the film Minari (2020), history in my own film The Celine Archive (2020), and intimacy across inequality in 2 transnational films about Filipinx transwomen, undoing social and psychic harm, in recognition of film’s ability to generate new and needed narratives.

Thursday, March 11th, 2021
6:00-7:30 PM
Via Zoom

Free and open to the public and ODU campus, but registration is required.
Register by March 9, 2021 at http://odu.imodules.com/AAC21
The Zoom link will be sent one day prior to event.

Celine Parreñas Shimizu, film scholar and filmmaker, is Professor and Director of the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. She wrote The Proximity of Other Skins (2020), Straitjacket Sexualities (2012), and The Hypersexuality of Race (2007) and co-edited The Feminist Porn Book (2013) and The Unwatchability of Whiteness (2018). Her peer-reviewed articles appear in top journals in cinema, performance, ethnic, feminist, sexuality studies, and transnational popular culture in Asia and Asian America. Her writings have been translated to French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. She is Associate Editor of GLQ. Her recent film The Celine Archive (2020) has won several festival awards. She has served as a reviewer for the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, her M.F.A. in Film Directing and Production from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and her B.A. in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley.

A Q&A session will follow Dr. Shimizu’s presentation.