Rice to host Asian Film Festival April 13-15

HOUSTON – (April 6, 2012) – Rice University will host its annual Asian Film Festival April 13-15 on the Rice Media Center on the Rice campus. The film screenings are free and open to the public.

UnConventionWhat: Asian Film Festival

When: April 13-15

Where: Rice Media Center, Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. (Enter campus through Entrance 8 off University Boulevard.)

The films include “American Pastime,” a story about Japanese American internment in the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah; “Howl’s Moving Castle,” an animated film; “Mao’s Last Dancer,” the story of Chinese dance prodigy Li Cunxin; and “Empire of Silver,” a historical epic that follows the young man’s attempts to fulfill his role in a family and control the province’s silver.

The event is part of Rice’s Unconvention and is sponsored by the Houston Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Asia Society, Rice University’s Multicultural Community Relations, the UnConvention, the Rice Media Center and the Chao Center for Asian Studies.

For more information on screening times, visit http://chaocenter.rice.edu/uploadedFiles/Chao_Center/Programming_and_Events/Asian%20Film%20Festival%20flyer.pdf or contact Amy Hodges, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amy.hodges@rice.edu.

For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.

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Related materials:

Chao Center for Asian Studies: http://chaocenter.rice.edu

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About Amy Hodges

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.