Check It Out Before It's Gone: Pig Roast & Tank of Fish

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

You've heard me talk about Ivy Lin's documentary Pig Roast & Tank of Fish in a previous post and I got word (thanks Ivy) that while it may be playing again, this could be one of the last showings of the film which looks at Portland's Chinatown.

Here are the details on the show:

Thursday, 4/22, 4:30pm
Portland Development Commission,
222 NW 5th Ave.
Q&A after the screening

watch the trailer here-

It premiered on 09/28/08 at Someday Lounge in Old Town/Chinatown to an audience of over 200. It was also chosen to be screened at the 35th NW Film & Video Film Festival on 11/15/08. The third screening was held at U of O at White Stag on 01/21/09. 250 people attended.

Director’s Biography

Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Ivy Lin has been living in the United States since 1989. She moved to Portland, OR from the Midwest in 2002.

Ivy works at ad agency Wieden+Kennedy and has been an independent documentary producer since 2000. She learned how to make documentaries from working at two local PBS-affiliated TV stations-WILL-TV (Urbana, IL) and SC ETV (Spartanburg, SC) from 1994-1999.

In 2007, Ivy directed and produced Knowing All of You Like I Do, a documentary about the closing and deconstruction of the record store Music Millennium NW (the oldest independent record store in the Pacific Northwest), chosen to be screened at the Reel Music Festival 2008.

So if you've wanted to check it out - now's the time to do it - and you get to support some Asian American film.