AVIATRIX: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story Screening and Director Q&A
ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY:
A woman who defied the odds to pursure her dream of flying.
AVIATRIX tells the story of Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, who as a teenager emigrated to America where she fell in love with flying and dreamed of becoming a pilot. In the 1930s, she refused to be denied the opportunity to fly an airplane during a period in history when less than 1% of all pilots were women. Defying racial prejudices and gender biases, she earned her pilot’s license, and joined the Ninety-Nines, an all-women pilot’s club whose members included the legendary Amelia Earhart. Katherine went on to became an adventurous daredevil stunt pilot performing at air shows and competing in air races.
WHAT: Screening of AVIATRIX: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story and Director Q&A
WHEN: Saturday May 13, 2017 from 1:00pm-2:30pm
WHERE: CHSA Learning Center (basement of the museum, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco)
*$3 parking is available at the Golden Gateway Parking Garage (250 Clay Street) from 9am-10pm on weekends with validation stamp provided at the front desk of CHSA
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER:
Ed Moy is an award-winning journalist. His series of feature news articles about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training fundraising programs helped raise awareness for their mission while touching the lives of thousands of readers and earned him their National Print Media Award for Excellence in Journalism.
In addition to working on the AVIATRIX documentary film and web series project about Chinese women aviators of the 1930, Moy was co-writer on director Timothy Tau’s award-winning short film Keye Luke about the life of pioneering Asian American actor Keye Luke. It won an Audience Award at the 2014 Hollyshorts Film Festival and was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2013 Dragon*Con Short Film Fest.