“Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom” Free Watch Party and Talkback
Abingdon Theatre Company will host a free watch party of Washington Heights artist Christine Toy Johnson’s short film “Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom” on May 25, at 7 pm EST followed by a talkback about representation and stereotypes. The film will remain available to see on the Abingdon’s YouTube channel after this date and tells the story of a Teaneck-born Asian American actress who poses as an exotic Hong Kong movie star so she can get her shot on Broadway.
Running time: 25 minutes. Featuring Deborah Lew, Rebecca Hirota & Rin Allen with original music by Timothy Huang.
Made possible by grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone administered by LMCC.