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June 23, 2017
SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight will premiere a new documentary on July 8 about a woman in the 1930s who defied racial and gender bias to become a daredevil stunt pilot during the Golden Age of Aviation.
“Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story” will be introduced by director Ed Moy at a 2 p.m. screening, which will be followed by a discussion with Moy; Vincent Chin Hsiang Yao, director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle; the film's associate producer Jasmine Shih; and voice actress Katherine Park, who is in the documentary.
The film uses newsreel footage from a 1935 women's air show in Long Beach, California, where Katherine performed stunts with her biplane. Her story has inspired short films, stage performances, visual art pieces and even a comic strip. Several Asian American artists who created works based on her story are in the documentary.
Information is at www.museumofflight.org.