Showing posts with label Pittsburgh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pittsburgh. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2020 Korean-American film Minari remains in Pittsburgh through (at least) April 26.


The 2020 Korean-American film Minari, which opened in Pittsburgh on February 11, will remain here through at least April 26. A synopsis, from the distributor:
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
It will continue at the AMC Loews Waterfront and Tull Family Theater, and tickets are available online.

2018 Japanese film Mirai (未来のミライ) online at Pitt, April 28.


The University of Pittsburgh's Office of International Services will present the 2018 Japanese film Mirai (未来のミライ) on April 28 as an installment of its Watch Party Wednesday series. From the distributor:
From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future? An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.
The movie starts at 7:00 pm and registration is required.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

2020 Japanese movie Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (劇場版「鬼滅の刃」 無限列車編) in Pittsburgh, from April 22.


The 2020 Japanese animated movie Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (劇場版「鬼滅の刃」 無限列車編) will play in Pittsburgh from April 23. A synopsis of the top-grossing film in Japan last year, from the theaters:
Tanjiro Kamado, joined with Inosuke Hashibira, a boy raised by boars who wears a boar's head, and Zenitsu Agatsuma, a scared boy who reveals his true power when he sleeps, board the Infinity Train on a new mission with the Fire Pillar, Kyojuro Rengoku, to defeat a demon who has been tormenting the people and killing the demon slayers who oppose it!
It will play locally at numerous local theaters, including AMC Loews Waterfront, Waterworks Cinemas, Cranberry Cinemas, the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, and the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson. Tickets are available online.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen (online) at Pittsburgh International Literary Festival, May 19.


City of Asylum will host Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen online for its Pittsburgh International Literary Festival on May 19.
Vietnamese-American novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses The Committed, his much-anticipated sequel to his Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Sympathizer. This newest novel is fierce in tone, capacious, witty, sharp, and deeply researched. The Committed marks not just a sequel to its groundbreaking predecessor, but a sum total accumulation of a life devoted to Vietnamese American history and scholarship. It asks questions central to Vietnamese everywhere—and to our very species: How do we live in the wake of seismic loss and betrayal?
The hour-long talk begins at 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public, though registration is required.

Mieko Kawakami (online) at Pittsburgh International Literary Festival, May 18.


Japanese author Mieko Kawakami will appear with translators Sam Bett and David Boyd online as part of the Pittsburgh International Literary Festival on May 18.
Mixing wry humor and riveting emotional depth, Mieko Kawakami is one of Japan’s most important and best-selling contemporary writers. She exploded onto the cultural scene first as a musician, then as a poet and popular blogger, and is now an award-winning novelist. Her first novel to be published in English, Breast and Eggs, was rated one of Time Magazine’s 10 best books of 2020. The novel is a radical and intimate portrait of contemporary working class womanhood in Japan, recounting the heartbreaking journeys of three women in a society where the odds are stacked against them. Hear from Mieko Kawakami and her translators live to discuss Breast and Eggs and celebrate the launch of Kawakami’s next, highly anticipated English release, Heaven. LitFest 2021 marks the novel’s debut event—an evening not to be missed!
The one-hour talk starts at 8:00 pm; it is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Duolingo hiring Associate Creative Producer, Audio Lessons, with proficiency in Chinese or Japanese preferred.

Pittsburgh-based Duolingo is hiring an Associate Creative Producer, Audio Lessons, with preference for proficiency in another language.

Help create innovative programming to educate, inform, and entertain millions of learners worldwide.

We're seeking a candidate to help manage creative production for Duolingo's Audio Lessons product, and lend support to a variety of other audio and video programs for the company. Our ideal candidate has a blend of production coordination experience and a sharp editorial skillset. You'll join Duolingo's growing studios team to help create original content in multiple languages that will reach millions worldwide wishing to learn about language, culture and more.

You will...

  • Coordinate day-to-day production and publishing of Duolingo Audio Lessons (maintain multiple production calendars and manage workflows, coordinate multiple remote teams, oversee publication of new lessons, etc.)
  • Help establish and improve Duolingo's creative format and production standards across multiple languages and courses
  • Help source freelance staffing for production, including casting hosts and actors and recruiting production staff
  • Contribute creative input to production; review scripts and cuts and provide feedback to writers, actors and audio producers
More information available on the job ad.

Pittsburgh-based WholeRen Education (美国厚仁教育集团) hiring bilingual Mandarin-English STEM tutors.



Pittsburgh-based Chinese education consulting and placement firm WholeRen Education (美国厚仁教育集团) has announced openings for Mandarin-speaking STEM tutors.
Remote tutors needed in various college subjects:

Comp Science, Physics, Biochem, Chemistry, Advanced Math courses

Seeking remote tutors for international students in U.S. universities/colleges -- 1-5 hours week, depending on availability and student needs. Flexible schedule with tutor/student working to set up sessions.

Tutors work online to teach international students subject material in a variety of subjects (see above)

Expect expertise and ability to coherently teach student subject material.
Please submit transcript, resume, and short statement of which subject/courses.

You *must* have a legal working status in the U.S.
Mandarin speaking tutor preferred, will consider excellent other culturally competent applicants.
Remote position, flexible hours that accommodate time differences for your student's location.

Duolingo hiring Operations Manager, Duolingo English Test, with a preference for fluency in Mandarin Chinese (or other languages).

Pittsburgh-based Duolingo is hiring an Operations Manager to support its English proficiency test.

Help us transform the English proficiency test industry and work with a global workforce to make the Duolingo English Test a success!

We are hiring an Operations Manager to support our growing remote workforce. This is the ideal role for someone who is interested in learning the intricacies of operations within a global proctoring and customer support workforce in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

You Will...

  • Manage day-to-day administrative operational tasks, including but not limited to:
    • Approving weekly timesheets and vendor invoices
    • Maintaining and updating records
    • Managing bonus payouts and special projects and programs
      • Including spreadsheet manipulation and simple equations related to team performance
    • Scheduling interviews, training sessions, meetings for an international workforce
  • Assist with ongoing hiring processes for our international Customer Support and Proctoring teams, including but not limited to:
    • Posting and advertising open positions
    • Screening applicants and moving qualified candidates through the process
    • Sending communications and hiring decisions
  • Manage ongoing onboarding tasks for our Customer Support and Proctoring teams, including but not limited to:
    • Sending offer letters, contracts, and 'welcome' information
    • Coordinating and/or setting up internal access for a variety of platforms
  • Manage execution and success of ongoing training programs for our Customer Support and Proctoring teams, including but not limited to:
    • Scheduling and coordinating training activities
    • Collaborating with mentoring coordinators to ensure mentoring program success
    • Continuously improving and iterating upon our training programs
    • Administering post-training surveys; analyzing and reporting on results
  • Assist with special projects and have opportunities to take on increased responsibility
  • Be willing and able to be on call on a rotating basis in the evenings, on weekends, and on holidays
  • Be willing and able to take on additional duties as assigned
More information available on the job posting.

"Cookie Activism: Using Sugar as a Platform for Social Justice with Jasmine Cho," April 21 (online) at Pittsburgh Humanities Festival.


The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival will present an online conversation with Jasmine Cho, "Cookie Activism: Using Sugar as a Platform for Social Justice with Jasmine Cho," on April 21.
Jasmine Cho will discuss her work as a baker based in Pittsburgh and how she uses the art of cookie making and decorating as a therapy and to promote Asian American representation. She creates intricate, hand-drawn cookie portraits of Asian American figures as a way to increase representation and raise awareness of Asian American history and identity. Her work has been featured internationally on various media outlets and she is currently working toward developing a research-based bake therapy program rooted in the field of art therapy.
Jasmine will be interviewed by Sarah Tang. She was originally scheduled to participate in last year's festival that was ultimately cancelled due to COVID-19. This year's event starts at 7:00 pm, and the talks will be streamed on the Cultural Trust's Facebook and Youtube pages.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pitt News profiles Pitt-China Weekly, a student-run Chinese-language online newsletter.


The Pitt News, the University of Pittsburgh's student newspaper, profiles Pitt-China Weekly, a student-run Chinese-lanaguage online newsletter.
“While we are doing this for the Chinese international students because they are not here in this country, we also want to help out their parents, who don’t read English. So when you see the announcements from the chancellor, from anyone high above, they cannot simply read it because they don’t know the language,” Wang said. “That’s why we want to build up this platform for them, so they can gather this information as fast as they can to help them to make a plan for their kids.”

Panel Discussion on Local Sex Work Research, Writing, and Art, April 16 at Pitt.


The University of Pittsburgh's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program will present a Panel Discussion on Local Sex Work Research, Writing, and Art on April 16. The event starts at 4:30 pm and registration is required.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Japanese animated films Children of the Sea (海獣の子供), Weathering With You (天気の子), Lupin III: The First (ルパン三世), and Promare (プロメア) in Pittsburgh from June through September, part of latest GKIDS series.



Four Japanese animated films will play in Pittsburgh from June through September as part of a GKIDS series: 

Tickets will go on sale May 14 for subtitled and dubbed shows.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

2020 Korean-American film Minari remains in Pittsburgh through (at least) April 23.


The 2020 Korean-American film Minari, which opened in Pittsburgh on February 11, will remain here through at least April 23. A synopsis, from the distributor:
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
It will continue at several local theaters, including (on certain days) the AMC Loews Waterfront and Cinemark in Robinson. Tickets are available online.

"2021 Asia Pop: Era of Videos" panel discussion with Pitt's Asian Studies Center, April 14.

By Sergey Galyonkin.

The University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center will host a panel discussion with several Pitt faculty members to conclude its "2021 Asia Pop: Era of Videos" series on April 14.
Although video culture can be traced to earlier periods, its surge in the digital age marks the arrival of a new era in which anywhere can be a performance stage, and anybody can become a social celebrity. The blurring boundaries between public and private, between stars and fans, and between national and transnational; the paradoxical relations between freedom and surveillance, between connection and isolation, and between actual and virtual, together challenge our perceptions about intimacy, affect, and identity. This roundtable discussion will address some of the issues reflected in the video culture in East Asia, The panelists will share their experiences and expertise in Asian pop culture, hoping to open up more directions and perspectives to look at contemporary East Asia and beyond.
The online event starts at 6:30 pm and registration is required.

Charles Yu with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, October 18.


Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures will present an online discussion with author Charles Yu on October 18 as part of next year's Ten Evenings series.
The author of four books and numerous television scripts, Charles Yu won the 2020 National Book Award for Interior Chinatown, an ambitious satire about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping roles we are forced to play. Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as the protagonist in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but always he is relegated to a prop. Yet every day, he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy—the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. Or is it?
Tickets for the 7:30 pm event go on sale July 6.

Eddie Huang film Boogie continues in Pittsburgh, through (at least) April 21.


The Eddie Huang film Boogie, which opened in Pittsburgh on March 5, will continue here through at least April 21. From the distributor:
From acclaimed writer, producer and restaurateur Eddie Huang comes his directorial debut Boogie, the coming-of-age story of Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.
It will continue locally at AMC Loews Waterfront, and tickets are available online.

"Asian/American: A roundtable about Race, Identity, and Community," April 15 at Pitt.


The University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures will host "Asian/American: A roundtable about Race, Identity, and Community" on April 15. It starts at 5:30 pm and is free and open to the public, though registration is required.

Monday, April 12, 2021

AAPI COVID Vaccination Clinic, April 18 (part 1) at JCC in Squirrel Hill; Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Khmer, and Thai translators/interpreters on site.

The Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill will host an AAPI COVID Vaccination Clinic on Sunday, April 18. Organizers note that there will be "20 Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Khmer, and Thai language translators on site."
This is the first of a 2-part Pfizer vaccination. (The second vaccine will take place on May 16th.) You do NOT NEED AN Identification card, social security number, or insurance card for this clinic. EVERYONE who is 16-years and older will be vaccinated. Those interested should register online. The JCC is located at 5738 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill (map), accessible by buses 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 64, and 74.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

"Win-Win Kung Fu Culture Center 2021 Summer Kung Fu Culture Program" in July and August.

Squirrel Hill's Win-Win Kung Fu Culture Center will host a 2021 Summer Kung Fu Culture Program this July and August.

Win-Win Kung Fu Culture Center

 

2021 Summer Kung Fu Culture Program

 

Squirrel Hill Studio

2705-2707 Murray Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 

Learn kung fu with champion masters!

Learn Chinese language, Chinese culture and more!

 

 

Register Now!

 

Register by May 31st to get $30 off weekly tuition!

 

 

Benefits of Win-Win Kung Fu Summer Intensive Program

 

Major

 

  • Learn Kung Fu, free style Chinese kickboxing (sanda) and other forms of Chinese martial arts and Chinese language daily, with strong emphasis on the basics.
  • Focus greatly on exercise and conditioning and gain skills needed for other sports and activities as well.
  • Improve your concentration and focus with authentic Chinese martial arts training.
  • Boot camp for beginners
  • Intensive training for intermediate and advanced Wushu as well as a boot camp for beginners.

 

Minor

 

  • Learn Chinese language from a native and professional Chinese teacher
  • Give your mind a workout with Chinese Chess, Mahjong, Go and other games
  • Watch Chinese movies to learn Chinese language and culture.
  • At Win-Win Kung Fu we will try our best to bring you a fun and fruitful summer.

 

All kids aged between 6 and 15 years are encouraged to participate in this summer camp. Registration is free for Win-Win students and additional family members receive a 10% discount of weekly tuition.

 

 

 

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a. m. to 4:30 p.m., with optional extended times until 5:30 p.m.

We are offering 4 week sessions beginning on

 

Week 1. July 26 – 30, 2021

Week 2. August 2 - 6, 2021

Week 3. August 9 - 13, 2021

Week 4. August 16 - 20, 2021

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

2019 Hong Kong film Twilight's Kiss (叔.叔), online with City of Asylum and ReelQ, April 28.


The 2019 Ray Yeung film Twilight's Kiss (叔.叔) will play online with City of Asylum and ReelQ on April 28.
TWILIGHT’S KISS (SUK SUK) presents the story of two closeted married men in their twilight years. One day PAK, 70, a taxi driver who refuses to retire, meets HOI, 65, a retired single father, in a park. Despite years of societal and personal pressure, they are proud of the families they have created through hard work and determination. Yet in that brief initial encounter, something is unleashed in them which had been suppressed for so many years. As both men recount and recall their personal histories, they also contemplate a possible future together.
It plays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The movie is free and open to the public, but registration is required.