(dir. Grace Lee, USA, 2012, 78 min)
Screening co-sponsored by Film and Media Arts at Temple University. Mixing documentary and scripted material, Janeane from Des Moines tells the story of a conservative Iowa housewife determined to find a Republican candidate who will take America back from the Democrats, repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood and get rid of gay marriage. She dives into Iowa Tea Party politics and the lead-up to the Iowa caucus, but a crumbling economy causes her to lose everything she holds dear — her job, her marriage, her health, and her home. As Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich criss-cross Iowa during her hour of need, Janeane presses them for answers that she and many of her fellow Americans would like to hear.
With director Grace Lee in person!
Tuesday, February 12, 7PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
$10, $8 students/seniors, $5 for Scribe, IHP and PIFVA members
Free for students, faculty and staff of Temple University
Grace Lee was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. She has a BA in History from the University of Missouri and an MFA in Film Directing from UCLA Film School where she won DGA and Student Academy Awards for her thesis film, Barrier Device, starring Sandra Oh.
Ms. Lee’s first documentary The Grace Lee Project was released in 2005, broadcast on the Sundance Channel and is distributed by Women Make Movies. She also co-wrote and directed American Zombie, a feature film, released in 2008 by Cinema Libre.
Ms. Lee is the recipient of the Henry Hampton award for Excellence in Digital Media, a Rockefeller Media Arts grant, the PPP Pusan Prize as well as funding from the Ford Foundation, Center for Asian American Media, Chicken and Egg Pictures, and the Armani Directing Fellowship through Film Independent.
Other documentary credits include Best of the Wurst, which is permanently featured at the Currywurst Museum in Berlin and Camp Arirang. She is currently in postproduction for American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs about a 97-year-old Chinese American philosopher and activist in Detroit.