Award winning fargo film director comes to Fargo Theatre
This story was originally aired on 790 KFGO on March 28, 2019. The original story can be found online here. By Bob Harris.
Lutheran Social Services of ND and the ND Human Rights Film Festival will host the Fargo premiere of the award-winning Sundance short, “ One Cambodian Family, Please for my Pleasure .” The screening will take place at the Fargo Theatre at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8.
I was pleased to have the director of film A.M. (Anna) Lukas on the air to give us details about this short film that has been winning awards and praise from Festivals around the world.
A.W. Lukas interview with Bob Harris
Shot locally, “One Cambodian Family, Please for my Pleasure” is based on the true story of a lonely refugee from Czechoslovakia who paints an all-too-appealing picture of her American life as she writes a letter begging an organization to send a Cambodian refugee family so that she can help resettle them in her new “hometown of dreams”: Fargo, North Dakota.
Tickets available in advance, they’ll be slightly higher at the door. Proceeds to benefit Lutheran Social Services of ND
BTW the movie stars Emily Mortimer who recently starred in “Mary Poppins Returns”.
For more on Anna checkout www.amlukas.com
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“One Cambodian Family, Please for my Pleasure” was an opening night, official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and has received awards and recognition from: “Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film” at the Edmonton International Film Festival, qualifying the film for a 2019 Oscar nomination; “Best Screenplay” at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and “Special Jury Prize Best Screenwriting” from the SCAD Savannah Film Festival.
LSSND is a statewide social ministry that provides a lifespan of care to individuals, families and communities. LSSND puts faith into action by working to prevent child abuse and neglect, helping troubled youth get back on track and providing addiction and mental health counseling and treatment. The agency also addresses community concerns such as the rural housing shortage and disaster recovery. LSSND provides assistance without regard to clients’ race, religion, gender or economic status. In 2019, LSSND celebrates 100 years of service to North Dakotans in-need.
The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival is to educate, engage and facilitate discussion around local and worldwide human-rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists. The official dates for the 2019 festival are: Oct. 29 in Bismarck at the Heritage Center; Nov. 5 in Grand Forks at the Empire Arts Center; and Nov. 7-8 at the Fargo Theatre.
To purchase tickets to “One Cambodian Family, Please for My Pleasure” visit our online event page.