On Jan. 24 at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, director Eric Byler appeared at a screening of his critically acclaimed 2006 film “Americanese,” which is based on Shawn Wong’s 1995 novel, “American Knees.”
“Americanese” a film from Director Eric Byler, is being screened at a one-night engagement on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown (511 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle). Director Eric Byler and author Shawn Wong will be at the screening in person This “Americanese” is co-presented by University of Washington Creative Writing Program
Two significant events in Asian American media are currently pending. One is regarding the release of “Americanese,” a film adapted from Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees,” which will be released later this year. The other is a new novel by Amy Tan.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa, published by Little, Brown and Company, April 2009 Almost every kid has moments where he or she wishes that life was a little less ordinary and a little more exciting.
Peruse the shelves a scant 30 years ago and books by Asian Americans would be few and far between. However, times have changed thanks to key individuals who have etched the trails for API writers today.
Award-winning author Shawn Wong grew up in an era defined by bellbottom pants, tie-dyed shirts and young revolutionaries screaming the mantra: “Peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll.”