AAJA Seattle is partnering with the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) to co-present The House of Suh, which will be screening at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Tateuchi Story Theatre in the Wing Luke Museum.
Yoon Myung and Tai Sook Suh immigrated to America for a better life for their children, Andrew and Catherine. But their pursuit of happiness quickly became riddled with misfortune, culminating on September 25, 1993, when Andrew shot and killed his older sister’s fiancé of eight years, Robert O’Dubaine, at Catherine’s bidding.
Those closest to Andrew expressed shock and disbelief: how could a young man with a promising future allow himself to be convinced into committing murder? As the Suh’s complex history unfolds, issues of cultural assimilation, traditional values and justice are examined, raising questions of guilt, innocence and the illusive gray area in between.
The Seattle Asian American Film Fesetival’s mission is to seek out, promote, produce, and develop Asian American artists with a commitment to original and innovative media works. New program directors Kevin Bang and Vanessa Au are leading the revival of SAAFF, continuing the work of the Northwest Asian American Film Festival (NWAAFF) directed by Wes Kim from 2003-2007.