Every Day Is a Holiday

documentary films


Screenings of Every Day Is a Holiday on Memorial Day
(please check your local listings for the exact channel on your TV):
Monday, May 25 at 9pm

21.1 WKMUDT, WKPDDT – Paducah-Cape Girard
WKOHDT – Evansville, IN
WKGBDT – Bowling Green, OH

Monday, May 25 at 10pm

KET public television – KY
52.1 WKONDT – Lexington, KY
15.1 WKPCDT – LaGrange, KY
WKZTDT – Louisville, KY
WCVNDT – Cincinnati, OH
WKASDT – Charleston, WV
WKPIDT – Charleston, WV

-Lecture and screening in New Orleans at the American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor Memorial Society Convention: Thursday, June 3

-Screening in New York in June – exact date tbd

-”The Coast Is Clear” short screening at the New York Transit Museum on Wednesday, June 24, 6:30-8:30pm

It was a fun panel discussion with fellow FilmShop members/alums Maxine Trump and Jillian Schlesinger at FilmShop Labs on Saturday, May 16 at Livestream Public. Remember to ask for help, don’t be penny-wise and pound foolish, and submit your film to festivals only when it’s good and ready.

Please join me: Every Day Is a Holiday is screening Saturday, January 3, at 9pm in the Parlor at Mohonk Mountain House’s Film Focus Weekend with the Black Maria Film and Video Festival. Other interesting films as well. Hiking/Grounds Pass/Dinner reservations can be made at 855-883-3798. Hope to see you!

http://www.mohonk.com/film-focus-weekend

Greetings.

Interactive project

Interactive version of Every Day Is a Holiday


Thank you for helping to make my work possible.

Contributions towards the making of Every Day Is a Holiday supported the creation of the documentary as well as continued outreach. This year, it included educational outreach programs designed to engage new and underserved audiences nationally and internationally.
 
In the past year alone, we brought Every Day Is a Holiday to Hong Kong, Pittsburgh, upstate New York, and other areas throughout the United States. It continues to touch more and more people each year.

I am asking you to continue supporting Every Day Is a Holiday today.

 
Your donation will help contribute to intergenerational outreach, as well as complete my efforts to create an interactive installation to mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II.
 
You’ll also be making a tax-deductible contribution that supports our ongoing efforts across the country and around the world.
 
Thank you.

Sincerely,
Theresa
Director, Every Day Is a Holiday
http://www.wmm.com/filmmakers/sponsored_projects.aspx?cmd=ae&id=1#473

Every Day Is a Holiday is showing at Rhinebeck’s movie theater, Upstate Films, Thursday, October 2 at 8pm along with some other lovely shorts: 6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

Join me for a drink at the post-screening reception next door at Liberty of Rhinebeck, 6417 Montgomery St.

So nice to see you in Hoboken and Hong Kong. The TEDxWanchai conference was also amazing.

The film will be available for viewing via streaming this week for $8.88. It is also available for purchase via DVD.

If you don’t see a listing, or missed a broadcast, please contact your local public television station and request a screening.

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Every Day Is a Holiday will be previewed as part of the 33rd Black Maria Film Festival on Friday, February 7 at New Jersey City University at 7pm. For information, contact info@blackmariafilmfestival.org

The Black Maria Festival is named after the world’s first motion picture studio built by Thomas Edison, where he made all of his own short experimental films. Every Day Is a Holiday will screen for free at the Newark Museum 49 Washington St., Newark, NJ on Saturday, February 8 at 2pm.

On Sunday, February 9, at 2pm the film will be shown for free as part of the Silk Screen film series at Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, PA, near Pittsburgh.

Paul Loong and Theresa Loong at Manhattan College

Paul and Theresa Loong at Manhattan College. Photo: Corky Lee

My dad and I were at Manhattan College along with my mom in November for a Veterans Day screening of Every Day Is a Holiday. We presented the film and conducted a spirited Q&A session afterward. Students attended as well as members of the general public, including a couple celebrating their 30th anniversary and whose parents served in World War II.

Good news about the film! I am currently developing an educational screening kit for Every Day Is a Holiday.  It will consist of a DVD and curriculum guide for use in middle schools, high schools, and universities. Sewickley Academy, pre-K through 12, will screen the film and distribute the guide in Pittsburgh in February, 2014. It will be shown free of charge at the school. The public is welcome.

Also, I have been awarded a grant for $2250 from the ADBC Memorial Society because of my efforts to increase intergenerational dialogue and awareness of Allied POWs in the Pacific during World War II.  However, this does not cover the entire cost of the education screening kit.

If you are able to make a tax-deductible year-end contribution to help defray the costs of creating the educational guide of $50, $100 or more, I would greatly appreciate it. Credit card donations can be made here:
www.wmm.com/filmmakers/sponsored_projects.aspx?cmd=ae&id=1#473 

Thank you for your consideration and have a great holiday.

Manhattan College is hosting a free screening of “Every Day Is a Holiday,” the painful but life-affirming story of Paul Loong’s unlikely journey from Chinese teenager in Malaysia and a Japanese Prisoner of War during WWII to merchant seaman, Veterans Affairs doctor and naturalized citizen of the country that liberated him: the United States. Screening will start at 6:00pm. The film will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Loong and the film’s director, Theresa Loong. Please join us!

Time: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Manhattan College’s Hayden Hall, Room 100
Riverdale, NY 10471

Subway: Take the 1 train to Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street (last stop).
Walk up the hill on W. 242nd Street to main gate on right.

For more information, call 718-496-4964.

The Chinatown Partnership is hosting a free screening “Every Day Is a Holiday” (in English with Chinese subtitles), the painful but life-affirming story of Paul Loong’s unlikely journey from Chinese teenager in Malaysia and a Japanese Prisoner of War during WWII to merchant seaman, Veterans Affairs doctor and naturalized citizen of the country that liberated him: the United States.  Screening will start at 6:30pm.  It’s a one hour film that will conclude with a short demo of an interactive piece based on the documentary using the Microsoft Kinect:

Time: Saturday July 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Chinatown Partnership LDC
60 St. James Place, NY, NY
Seats are limited, so please RSVP at 212-346-9288

https://www.facebook.com/events/216161641867949

Every Day Is a Holiday Poster

Growing up in suburban New Jersey, I knew little about my father’s past. Then, one day, I discovered his secret diary, written during WWII…

Every Day Is a Holiday tells the inspirational story of how my dad, Paul Loong, survived a POW camp in Japan and set out on an unlikely journey to become a citizen of the country that liberated him:  the United States.  

Every Day Is a Holiday is heading to the Montclair Film Festival!

Please join me and my dad and come see the film on the big screen:
Montclair Film Festival
Clairidge Cinema 1
Saturday, 5/4 11:15am
486 Bloomfield Ave
‪Montclair, NJ 07042‬
To order tickets online, visit http://bit.ly/everydayfilm

For more information about the film, including how to purchase a DVD for educational or home viewing, please sign up for our mailing list

Every Day Is a Holiday is playing on over 60 public television stations – on the World Compass channels – Over 60 stations, Friday, May 3 at 6pm and 9pm, Sunday May 5 at 7pm and Monday at 11am. See the map below for a station near you.

Some digital channels where Every Day Is a Holiday is playing

Some digital channels where Every Day Is a Holiday is playing



For current showtimes in your area, please type in your zip code.

For more information about the film, including how to purchase a DVD for educational or home viewing, please sign up for our mailing list

Of course, I would love to see you tomorrow at the Montclair Film Festival! Sat. May 4 at 11:15am. Bus information here

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