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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

I’m Fine


Directed by Lucretia Knapp

Taiwan / 2016 / 23 mins / Mandarin, Taiwanese with English subtitles / Color / 16:9, D-Cinema

Plays In:
Pink House, Pink Home

Downtown Independent
April 29, 2017 11:30 am


Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles.
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報平安 I’M FINE is a documentary that juxtaposes performance and interview. Shot in a single space, a dining/living room, the filmmakers bring together ‘real time’ cinematic sensibility and interview. The work provides two beautiful and engaging introductions to Tong and Cai Yun who, in their 50s and 70s respectively, have seen great change in the Taipei Tongzhi (LGBTQ) landscape.

Part one consists of a single observational shot of two people sharing a meal. This intimate and warm segment is occasionally punctuated by the voice of Tong. In the second part, they reminisce about their relationship, their identities and their somewhat different ties to their Tongzhi communities.

This complex, endearing and surprising work is a reflection on gender, perception, moving apart and coming together. It is a collaboration by U.S. director and filmmaker Lucretia Knapp and visual artist Lynne Yamamoto.


Director's Bio

Lucretia Knapp is an independent filmmaker, visual artist, writer and educator. In her work, she is interested in the poetics, politics and choreography of conversation and identity. Lucretia’s video, Swim Suit, is a moving investigation of a young person’s conflict between the desire to transition and a passion for swimming on a women’s college team, and distributed by Frameline. Scholarly writing includes “The Queer Voice in Marnie,” among others.


Producer: Lynne Yamamoto
Director: Lucretia Knapp
Assistant Director: Lynne Yamamoto
Cinematographer: Lucretia Knapp
Editor: Lucretia Knapp

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Plays In:
Pink House, Pink Home

Downtown Independent
April 29, 2017 11:30 am