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Sally's Beauty Spot
Canada / 13:00 / 1990 / sound / colour & b/w
In this lively, intimate film, a large black mole above an Asian woman's breast serves as a metaphor for cultural and sexual difference. Off-screen women's voices and scenes form the 1960 Hollywood miscegenation melodrama "The World of Suzie Wong" counterpoint Sally's own interracial encounters and emerging self-awareness. A stylish and playfully impressionistic account of racial expectations and role-playing which critiques Western stereotypes of Asian femininity.

"...challenges fetishistic and colonialist forms of representation, wittily tracing a character's move from stereotypical object to sexual subject." - Laura U. Marks, Afterimage

"Framed as a struggle with identity and racialized notions of beauty, this narrative is juxtaposed with a brilliant meditation on spectatorship." - Richard Fung, Fuse

Selected screenings: Toronto International Film Festival; Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival; New York Asian American Film Festival; Oberhausen Film Festival; Juror's Award, Black Maria Film Festival
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725