Monday, January 30, 2017

Twinsters, Jenny Yang part of Asian American / Pacific Islander Advocacy Week at Pitt.

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Students Alliance will present the 2015 documentary Twinsters and comedian Jenny Yang as part of Asian American / Pacific Islander Advocacy Week through February 3.

Twinsters, about two Korean adoptees separated at birth and reunited years later, will play on February 2 in 109 David Lawrence Hall (map) from 9:00 pm. A synopsis, via the movie's official site:
In February 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion student living in London, stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles, and was struck by their uncanny resemblance. After discovering they were born on the same day in Busan, Korea and both put up for adoption, Anaïs reached out to Samantha via Facebook. In Twinsters, we follow Samantha and Anaïs’ journey into sisterhood, witnessing everything from their first meeting, to their first trip back to Korea where their separation took place.

Twinsters explores the meaning of family and connection through a story that would have been impossible just 10 years ago without the creation of YouTube and Facebook.
Speaking on February 3, Jenny Yang
is a Los Angeles-based writer and stand up comedian who produces the first-ever, mostly female, Asian American standup comedy tour, Disoriented Comedy, and The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, a comedy festival showcasing the best in Asian American comedic talent.
The talk starts at 6:00 pm in the William Pitt Union Lower Lounge (map). Both events are free and open to the public.