TUESDAY, MAY 4 | TOYOTA PRESENTS: CINEMA MUSICA! | 9:15 PM | DWNTN
CINEMA MÚSICA returns with a fresh new lineup of music videos! Despite the ability to view music videos in HD or HQ quality on YouTube, isn’t it just so much better (and more fun) to watch them on a big screen where we can truly appreciate the quality of work?
|LOVELY TO ME (IMMIGRANT MOTHER) [Taiyo Na]
(United States, 2009) Dir.: Gary San Angel
Celebrating immigrant mothers, this documentary style music video is a community arts film project with the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia involving real stories and images from Chinatown, South Philly, the Northeast, and Love Park.
Video, 5 min., color, music video
We are very proud to bring the Philly love back to my home town of the City of the Angels with the debut of Taiyo Na‘s Lovely to Me (Immigrant Mother) at Cinema Musica!
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is one of my favorite film festivals because of its rich diversity in programming and connection to the community as well as the industry. Visual Communications spearheads this event and every year does an amazing job and this festival is only a small part of the extraordinary work they do.
Many thanks to Grace Su for highlighting our little music video:
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LOVELY TO ME (IMMIGRANT MOTHER) by Gary San Angel
Full of rich imagery, Gary San Angel compiles a touching piece that will make you want to go hug your mom.
GRACE SU, aka “Peachies” wears many hats. She is known as a blogger (www.peachies.net), producer, actress, video editor, and avid APA arts supporter. She has been involved with VC since 2005 (beginning with Armed With a Camera) and has curated the music video program for four years in a row.
Unfortunately, I’m stuck in Philly and can not attend but my mom will be in the audience during the screening.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I say, “Thanks Mom! I love you.”