MoFo celebrated a milestone for Asian American representation in pop culture by hosting two movie screenings of the breakout film Crazy Rich Asians.
On Wednesday, August 15, MoFo’s San Francisco movie screening drew a full house of more than 150 MoFo attorneys, alumni, and clients from across the Bay Area.. On Thursday, August 16, nearly 25 MoFo attorneys, alumni, and guests enjoyed a movie screening in New York. For many in attendance, the movie screenings in SF and NY were a wonderful opportunity not only to honor a landmark in Hollywood history, but also to reconnect with familiar faces.
At the San Francisco event, partner Tiffany Cheung, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Consumer Class Actions Practice Group, opened the movie by referencing a passage from Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, Crazy Rich Asians, in which a character noticed a tiny bird pecking persistently every day at a glass wall in an impossible situation — until that wall came down. Following in the spirit of that tiny bird and a milestone in entertainment history, Tiffany acknowledged MoFo’s appreciation for the opportunity to work with its clients to continue to make the impossible possible.
The New York event was organized by Jenny Wang, Associate and Chair of the New York Asian Associates Affinity Group, and Joan Kim, Associate and Chair of the New York Asian Women Affinity Group, who said the response from attendees was extremely positive.
Those who attended the movie screenings noted that it was refreshing to see an all-Asian American cast playing multidimensional roles. The fact that Crazy Rich Asians has been named one of the biggest romantic comedy breakout films released in a decade is evidence that moviegoers across the country agreed that representation matters.
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