Film Screening and Discussion for The House of Suh | A Good Son is Committed for Life
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 , 5 p.m. (doors open); 5:30 (film starts)
Join UIC alumni and friends for a special screening of the award-winning film "House of Suh." Afterward, UIC alumna Iris K. Shim '04 LAS, who is the director and producer of the film along with colleagues Gerry Kim (producer) and Illinois alumnus Joseph Lee '01 ENG (associate producer), will discuss the movie with audience members. "The House of Suh" was awarded Best Documentary/Audience Award at the Philadelphia Asian Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.
Yoon Myung and Tai Sook Suh immigrated to America for a better life for their children, Andrew and Catherine. But their pursuit of happiness quickly became riddled with misfortune, culminating on Sept. 25, 1993, when Andrew shot and killed his older sister’s fiancé of eight years, Robert O’Dubaine, at Catherine’s bidding. Those closest to Andrew expressed shock and disbelief: How could a young man with a promising future allow himself to be convinced into committing murder? As the Suh’s complex history unfolds, issues of cultural assimilation, traditional values and justice are examined, raising questions of guilt, innocence and the illusive gray area in between.
To view the flm's trailer and learn more info on the filmakers, visit www.thehouseofsuh.com.
Sponsor / Host
Asian American Alumni Network (an affiliate group of the University of Illinois Alumni Association)
Cardinal Room (third floor) of Student Center East (750 S. Halsted St.)
Chicago , IL