Every Day Is a Holiday

Featuring a conversation with Theresa Loong, multi-media artist and film director including excerpts from her award-winning documentary, “Every Day Is a Holiday,” followed by a selection of award-winning short films from the TEFF collection from Macau, South Korea, Taiwan, US and Zhejiang province, China.

DVDs of “Every Day Is a Holiday” will be available with contributions directed to the Thomas Edison Film Festival and the Hoboken Historical Museum.

This program is made possible through the generosity of the Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs & Tourism Development, Gina Hulings, Director.

To learn more about the Thomas Edison Film Festival and the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, visit www.TEFilmFest.org, Jane Steuerwald, Executive Director, +1 201.856.6565, Jane@TEFilmFestival.org.

To learn more about the Hoboken Historical Museum visit www.hobokenmuseum.org, Robert Foster, Executive Director, 201.656.2240.

May 20, 2023 7pm

Hoboken Historical Museum

1301 Hudson St Hoboken, NJ

Please join me on Monday, November 7 at 6:30pm in the Ayers Room at the Clark Public Library for a free screening of “Every Day Is a Holiday!”

Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066

Screening courtesy of the Friends of the Clark Public Library

DVDs available after the film with suggested donation to the American Legion Post 328

“A must watch” – The Wall Street Journal

“Upbeat story of a Chinese survivor of Japanese POW camps” – NY Daily News

“Every Day is a Holiday” will screen at the Fair Lawn Senior Center in Fair Lawn, NJ on Monday Nov. 7, 2022

11-05 Gardiner Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ


Virtual Screening (free) of Every Day Is a Holiday:
Friday, September 10, 2021, 5pm – Friday, September 17, 2021, 5pm

Online Filmmaker Discussion:
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 4pmCT/5pmET

Join us for an in-depth conversation with Jenny Guo, David Liu, Theresa Loong, Randall Okita, and Michaela Ternasky-Holland, each multi-hyphenated creatives with their own incredible range of expertise within and outside of the XR industry. Learn about what past and present interests and memories influence each of them when working in XR, what the word legacy means to them, and how the XR industry can create tangible structures to champion the range of APIA narratives and creators..

This is the second in a series of Talk and Play events leading up to the Games for Change Virtual Festival on July 12-14, 2021.

Free! RSVP to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apia-narratives-to-the-front-creating-a-unique-legacy-in-telling-stories-tickets-155667709309

“Every Day Is a Holiday” was featured at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Film Expo, with a Q&A chat session on March 26. AAS is a great non-profit dedicated to the advancement of the field of Asian Studies through international exchange, networking, publications, research support, and career development.

Friday September 25, 7pmEST filmmaker discussion, 8pmEST film screening

Film critic Thelma Adams describes “Every Day Is a Holiday” as a film “about an ordinary man who survived extraordinary circumstances with his heart intact. Parents and daughters also interact in Michael Woolridge’s taut, suspenseful short “Options,” about a young woman in the family business who discovers that not everything is kosher in the legacy she inherited from her father. In Flo Young’s 1970s set coming-of-age drama “Kool,” the filmmaker mines familiar territory to unearth strong relationships between teen Olive and her sexually active high school bestie, as well as her divorce-traumatized mother. In all three films, the filmmakers’ deep empathy for their subjects’ drama, dramedy, and documentary shines through.

$free, donations accepted

7pm join us on Instagram live @filmshop_us https://www.instagram.com/filmshop_us/channel/

8pm reserve tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/filmshop-exhibition-curated-by-thelma-adams-tickets-118232997077

Special “Every Day Is a Holiday” Documentary Screening with Turnstile Tours

Saturday, September 19, 2pm EST

Join Turnstile Tours for a special free screening of Every Day Is a Holiday. Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong knew little about her father’s past. One day, she found his secret diary, written when he was a POW in a Japanese work camp during World War II. 1 hr screening followed by Q&A and discussion about personal storytelling.


I’m really proud to be a part of the Black Maria Virtual Film Festival, showcasing award-winning selected shorts from the 2020 season and also from the Festival’s archive. These films are free – for as long as the pandemic lasts. Shorts range from 3 mins to 57 mins.

Please share this link with cinephiles and teachers.  https://blackmariafilmfestival.org/page.php?content=content-home-virtualfestival

Every Day Is a Holiday, is included as part of the festival’s archive – from before I was a trustee! If you’d like a link to a community screening guide, let me know!

More information and media contacts below. Thank you for spreading the word. Thanks to festival director Jane Steuerwald’s leadership and curation during these extraordinarily difficult times. Also in the lineup are films by Lynne Sachs, Sean Hanley Shelly Silver, Ariana Gerstein, Soetkin Verstegen, Tiffany Shlain, Dan Boord & Luis Valdavino, Ruben Guzman, James Hollenbaugh, Edith Didi Goldenhar, Gregg Biermann, Tony Buba, and so many others. Enjoy!

Media contacts:
Jane Steuerwald, Executive Director
Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium

Don Jay Smith
LKS Associates, Inc.

Thursday June 6, at 6:30pm at the Secaucus Public Library in Secaucus, NJ. – In remembrance of D-Day and World War II, Every Day is a Holiday, will screen for free, followed by a Q&A session. Theresa will discuss the process of gathering stories. We will also take a musical step back in time with Cassandra Elyse, as she sing hits from the 1940’s, sure to make your toes tap. Councilman William McKeever will speak on ‘Hudson County: At Home and At War,” discussing the connection between those events and New Jersey/local history at that time.

Free Screening of Every Day Is a Holiday
Secaucus Public Library
1379 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus, NJ
Thursday June 6, at 6:30pm


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