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The Grace Lee project
April 17, 2008 12:23 PM   Subscribe

The Grace Lee Project Inspired by the Jennifer 8. Lee post, here goes Grace Lee. She's a filmmaker who made a documentary about women named Grace Lee.
posted by fixedgear (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Brings to mind the documentary Bob Smith, USA -- subject of a previous MeFi thread.
posted by ericb at 12:28 PM on April 17, 2008


Watch it for the credits alone.
posted by DU at 12:34 PM on April 17, 2008


She was inspired by a MeFi post linking to an article by someone with the same last name as her?
posted by Plutor at 12:36 PM on April 17, 2008


And also "Are You Dave Gorman" by MeFi's own Dave, uh, Gorman.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 12:39 PM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I wish she'd do a follow-up on the lesbian activist Grace Lee in Korea.
posted by ignignokt at 1:09 PM on April 17, 2008


Does Grace Lee Whitney count?
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:09 PM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I recently completed the fascinating Rhymer Rigby project. I called my dad and spoke to him for five minutes about our shared name. That was it.
posted by rhymer at 4:05 PM on April 17, 2008


My favorite moment in the trailer is the Grace Lee that says she and her brother were never told they were adopted; they just always knew it. The picture of her family is really hilarious.
posted by bluefly at 4:27 PM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


See also Alan Berliner's The Sweetest Sound.

(Not the same guy as the Belgian filmmaker Alain Berliner, although Alain does show up in Alan's film.)
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 4:39 PM on April 17, 2008


while shit, my girlfriend is named Grace Li.
posted by afu at 11:57 PM on April 17, 2008


and she plays the piano!
posted by afu at 12:04 AM on April 18, 2008


Grace Lee that says she and her brother were never told they were adopted; they just always knew it. The picture of her family is really hilarious.

The trailer stops for me right after the Grace Lee that holds up voodoo dolls. What is the gag?
posted by Locative at 12:42 AM on April 18, 2008


Photographer Linda Hansen in Denmark realized that her name is super common, so how on earth would she get her name known? Easy, she took portraits of all Linda Hansen's that she found and made both an exhibition at Galleri Asbæk and a book "Mit navn er Linda Hansen" of it. Danish source
posted by dabitch at 5:10 AM on April 18, 2008


A (defunct?) blog written by women all named Amy Chen.
posted by sillygwailo at 3:47 PM on April 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm sure no one is reading this thread anymore, but Locative, the gag is that her family looks nothing like her. They are all white people. The picture itself and the way she says it is just funny.
posted by bluefly at 1:10 PM on May 8, 2008


Thanks, Bluefly!
posted by Locative at 2:57 PM on May 16, 2008


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