16. June 2016 - 18:30 till 20:30

Preview Screening: The Opposite of a Fairy Tale, MOCA NYC, 215 Centre Street, NYC, Thursday, 16. June 2016

MOCAFILMS: Preview Screening of The Opposite of a Fairy Tale
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Today, at least one in ten seniors across the country are victims of elder abuse. Inspired by personal experience, Jennifer Betit Yen wrote and produced The Opposite of a Fairy Tale, a film about a social worker who uncovers the prevalent issues of elder abuse after she befriends an elderly patient at a nursing home. Please join MOCA in this preview screening, followed by discussion about combatting this national issue by a panel of experts.

The film stars Jo Yang, Nikole Marone, Deb Kuhn, Albert Chan, and a host of other talented actors. Directors Youn Kim (acting) and Conor Stratton (photography) worked an amazing crew including Jeremy Myers and Mahima Saigal, among others. For more information on the cast and crew, please visit .

The film was made possible, in part, through a grant from the Asian Women's Giving Circle. Special thanks to the New York Asian Women's Center for putting together and moderating the panel to follow this screening.

Also thanks to: The Warwick Hotel, Ron Bruno and the Morningside Retirement Community, ESTA, the Henry Street Senior Companions Program, Fushimi NYC, AAARI-CUNY, Betty Lee Sung, NYAWC, Larry Lee.

Among the Panelists:

Peter Cheng (bio coming soon!)

Jennifer Betit Yen is an actor, writer and recovering attorney. She hosts the television series Film Lab Presents and appears on season 8 of the TV series Royal Pains on FX. She is known for voicing the lead character of Avery in the popular Random House series, The Beacon Street Girls. Her film credits include the leads in Interrogation, I’m Not Colorblind, The Martini, Stalemates, and A Reading of Tristan & Isolde. She played Beauty in The Delivery, a short film released as part of The Lewis Carroll Box Set, which also won first place in the premier fantasy film festival, Dragon****, in Atlanta and showed at the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival, the Burbank Film Festival and the REEL Women International Film Festival. She received shout outs by The New York Times and Backstage Magazine for her work as a stage actor in New York City and played lead roles in the pilot series La La Land, which she also wrote, and My Not So subConscious. A graduate of Cornell University., Jennifer is the President of the Asian American Film Lab (), a non-profit promoting diversity in the arts and the founder of MyJennyBook, a company providing diverse multimedia stories for children (). More info at .

Fay Ann Lee is an actress and writer. Her New York, International and Regional theatre credits include: Miss Saigon, Into The Woods, The Comedy of Errors, King Lear, Joy Luck Club, Forbidden City Blues, Letter to a Student Revolutionary, Ching Chong Chinaman and her favorite theatrical role as Sybil in Noel Coward’s Private Lives. TV credits include various Law & Orders, Third Watch and recurring roles in All My Children and One Life to Live. Lee also wrote, directed and starred along side Gale Harold, Christine Baranski, Margaret Cho, Ken Leung, and Lewis Black in a romantic comedy called Falling for Grace which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and opened around the country in select theaters. The film was subsequently licensed to Starz for television. Fay is a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian American Arts Alliance in New York City. More info at .

Kayla Chan is a Counselor Advocate at New York Asian Women’s Center, the largest Asian-American-focused domestic violence agency in the country. She received her M.A. in Global Gender Studies from the University at Buffalo, NY. Kayla was born and raised in Singapore and has been working with the elderly immigrant population in the United States for the past five years. Her research revolves around gender-based violence among the Asian-American population and she has presented her work at the New York Conference on Asian Studies. Kayla is currently involved in the Later in Life program that is centered on developing effective modes of services for Asian-American older adult survivors of abuse. She is spearheading the program efforts in Brooklyn and has been conducting training sessions to professionals and the community on culturally-specific issues surrounding elder abuse. Kayla is also part of several multi-disciplinary teams, which emphasize the importance of collaboration among professionals to develop better services for elder abuse survivors

Thursday, 16. June 2016, MOCA NYC, 215 Centre Street, NYC, Preview Screening: The Opposite of a Fairy Tale

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