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Fargo Screening: One Cambodian Family, Please for my Pleasure
April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota at the Fargo Theatre on Monday, April 8 for the Fargo premiere of the award-winning short, “One Cambodian Family, Please for my Pleasure“.
The event begins at 7:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets for Students and Seniors 55 and older are available for $3.
The screening will include a Q&A session from award-winning director A.M. Lukas, and comments about the real-life story from Shirley Dykshoorn, Vice President of Humanitarian Services Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.
Shot in Fargo, North Dakota, “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. Set in 1981 and steeped in the humor and visual quality of childhood memory, the film’s subject matter is incredibly timely, even urgent, considering the Trump administration’s divisive stance on refugees and immigration.
The film stars Emily Mortimer, of “Mary Poppins Returns”, “Lars and the Real Girl”, and “Transsiberian”.
“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.
A.M. Lukas (formerly Anna Martemucci) debuted as a feature film writer/director with “Hollidaysburg,” recently named #11 on Rotten Tomatoes’ list of “20 Best Thanksgiving Movies of All Time.” Critics also embraced the film, the LA Times calling it “Smart, warm, and authentic, one of the better youth comedies of the last few years.” Previous work includes “Breakup at a Wedding” and “Periods,” both made in association with Anonymous Content and released by Oscilloscope.
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