“Finding Cleveland,” a multiple film festival award-winning documentary, will be screened in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on September 29 at 7 p.m.
The free event for all ages is presented by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, the South Pasadena Chinese American Club, and the South Pasadena Public Library.
The multi-media event will also showcase in-person presentations and musical performances, both by Baldwin Chu and Larissa. The husband-and-wife team are not only the producers of the film, individually they are also internationally known recording stars. Baldwin performs under his hip hop artist name ‘Only Won’ and Larissa is a singer and songwriter who won the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the Best Dance Song category for her song “I Feel Alive.”
“Finding Cleveland” follows Charles Chiu and his family, including Larissa and Baldwin, on an emotional journey as they take a trip to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the grave site of Charles’ father, KC Lou. In less than 48 hours, Charles has many surprising encounters with the townspeople who help fill in some of the blanks about the father he never knew. Charles also learns of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a discriminatory law against Chinese immigrants and the struggles his father faced in the pre-civil rights era. The probing film captures surprising meetings with museum workers and longtime local residents, who unveil what they know about KC Lou, that era, and that previously unknown side of the family’s history.
The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street and no tickets or reservations are necessary. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Special thanks to ‘210eastsound!’