Lydia Li

Experimental Narrative
Digital Video
44 minutes
2006

“Queer Girl Love Story and Videosploitation!”

Synopsis:

Lydia Li is a 44-minute movie about a queer Asian American college student named Lydia Li (Amy Chang) who finds herself framed within video aesthetics determined by her emotions. When she is angry, she becomes a videogame. When she is alone in her room, we see her through a gentle, soft focus purple glow. When she is confused, the screen turns to pixelvision. When she develops a crush, suddenly she is walking in a multi-screen video installation!

Lydia is a college student studying video production and theory, and she is assigned to create a video. When her fellow students insult her ideas – dissuading her from making the personal narrative she had planned to create – Lydia loses her energy, the movie image loses its saturation, and only love can save her!

Distribution: 

Distribution through “The Lydia Pink Project,” an independent initiative supported by DykeTV and Open Meadows Foundation.

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