"Children of Invention" - Film Benefit for Chinese New Year Celebrations
Presented by the STOCKTON CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS and the SAN JOAQUIN FILM SOCIETY
A FILM BENEFIT FOR THE CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, FEATURING "CHILDREN OF INVENTION"
2:00PM - Film
4:00PM - Light Reception
- ABOUT THE FILM
One of Filmmaker Magazines "25 New Faces of Independent Film," writer-director Tze Chun makes his feature film debut with one of the most-awarded and best-reviewed films of the year.
With a World Premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, "Children of Invention" is by turns humorous and heartbreaking, an "edge-of-your-seat family drama" (Spout) thats both powerfully moving and rigorously intelligent."(Boston Phoenix). After being evicted, hardworking single mom Elaine Cheng (Cindy Cheung, Lady in the Water) tries to maintain a normal life for her children, Raymond and Tina. Elaine juggles a number of jobs, including working for a questionable pyramid scheme. When Elaine doesnt return home one night, nobody knows the kids are home alone, and they are left to fend for themselves. As the days pass, Raymond, a budding inventor, realizes he needs to come up with a plan to take care of his little sister. Referencing both the mortgage meltdown and suburban Ponzi schemes, the film finds delicate moments of beauty and grace as its child heroes are forced to make their way (Filmmaker Magazine). Featuring gifted child actors--off-the-charts cute, refreshingly free of Hollywood precociousness (LA Weekly), "Children of Invention" is "as close to cinematic purity as one is likely to see this year" (Film Society of Lincoln Center), a timely drama about the influence of the adult world on children and resilience in hard times.
More info on film: http://www.sjiff.org/200911CNY.html
Pacific Theatre at University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
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