DowneTime August Meeting – Film Screening of “Iron Ladies”
Date: Wednesday, August 26th
Time: 8 – 10 p.m.
Location: APICHA Building
400 Broadway [Entrance on 70 Walker Street]
New York, NY 10013
Come and enjoy a fun and relaxed movie night with DowneTime, as part of a end-of-summer & before-school get together! Cool off from the summer heat by joining us for a night filled with cool peeps, free food, and awesome queer asian cinema :).
*This Meeting is FREE
*Meetings are open to queer/questioning Asian men/trans folk, ages 18-26
Iron Ladies Makes a Screen Appearance
The Iron Ladies tells the true story of a Thai male volleyball team that competes in the national championships in 1996 with a team consisting mostly of gays, transvestites and transsexuals. Mon and Jung, both talented players, are constantly rejected from various teams because they are gay. Their chance comes when Coach Bee is selected to put together a winning team. But when the coach selects both Jung and Mon to be on the team, some of the more macho players resign in protest. Mon finds a few of his friends to join the team, including Nong, a gay sergeant in the army; Pia, the transsexual star of a cabaret show; and Wit, whose parents don’t know that their only son is gay.
DowneTime is a new monthly GAPIMNY confidential support and discussion group open to self-identified young adult queer Asian/Asian American men/transgender people ages 18-26 of all experience levels. The group’s goals are to create a safe space for young queer Asian men/ trans folk to discuss issues and shared experiences relating to identity, community, and activism.
This event is sponsored by GAPIMNY (Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York)
questions/concerns? Please contact us at: [email protected]
Special thanks goes to APICHA (Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS) for their space, time, and support!