Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Venue: Zora Art Space (315 4th Avenue between 3rd and 2nd streets in Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Mai La Thai is an art director and filmmaker based in New York City. She has received numerous international awards in different disciplines throughout her career. The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences recognized her twice for her online short films. The film “Goal” was commissioned by Nike in 2006 for the World Cup and was subsequently featured in Shots UK. She received a second nod from the Academy in 2010 for “A Toast to Memo.” La Thai creates bodies of work influenced by her upbringing.
Film Title: BOAT NO. _ _ -_ _ _ _ are we there yet?
For the first time in her life, Mai turns the camera on herself and reveals where she comes from.
Inspired by her family’s personal plight to freedom in 1979 from Vietnam, Mai La Thai channels her earliest childhood memories. She reinterprets the events through the eyes of a child of the long and difficult journey at sea.