Filipino American author Celine Parreñas Shimizu will be the featured lecturer at 1pm on Sat., May 12 at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival and she will sign her latest book, Straightjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies (Stanford University Press, 2012) after the lecture. The booksigning table will be manned by Philippine Expressions Bookshop and the venue is the Directors Guild of America - 7920 W Sunset Blvd., LA 90048. Tel (310) 289-2000. The LA Asian American Film Festival is organized by Visual Communications and major sponsors.
Parrenas Shimizu is Associate Professor of Asian American, Film and Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a filmmaker whose movies include The Fact of Asian Women (2002), which won four national festival awards; Super Flip (1997) and Her Uprooting Plants Her (1995).
Her other book is The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene (Duke University Press, 2007).
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