Thursday, November 14 – 7:00 pm
Film and discussion
Armory Center for The Arts
145 N Raymond Ave
As Thanksgiving draws near along with the Black Friday launch of the holiday shopping season, Conscientious Projector offers this new documentary by local filmmakers who ask us to reconsider our gift-giving choices and their impact on our economy, both local and global. Director Alicia Dwyer’s captivating film follows young Chinese immigrant Tom Xia, who challenges his Arcadia, California neighbors to refrain from purchasing gifts or products made in China. The neighboring Joneses take up the challenge, resulting in an examination of the American Dream and international relations that is both serious-minded and light-hearted.
A community discussion led by the film’s principals Alicia Dwyer and Tom Xia follows the film (also featuring Alicia’s brothers, Michael and Jesse, who worked on cinematography and sound, respectively.)