Friday, October 17, 2008

'Princess of Nebraska' debuts on YouTube tonight

Even though I'm not a film junkie, I've been getting emails about this from different organizations, outlets, etc. so I figure this is worthy of a post.

Wayne Wang's "Princess of Nebraska" will be debuting exclusively on YouTube's Screening Room tonight at 9 p.m. Pacific, so if you're curious or the trailer (see below) interests you, mark that on your iPhones or e-calendars.

"Princess of Nebraska" Sasha (Ling Li) is a foreign exchange student who finds herself pregnant. She's the new generation of China, unmoored to traditions and history. As she says, "In America I learned a new phrase, 'moving on.' Tomorrow I can start a new page." She travels from Nebraska to San Francisco to get an abortion, but in her exploration of the city in the next 24 hours she learns that turning a new page doesn't necessarily mean turning your back on the past.

It was only a matter of time when filmmakers were going to catch on to this online phenomenon called YouTube.

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