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5/11/2006 Houston-- The Houston Chapter of OCA will host a Free Movie Screening tonight, May 11, 2006 from 7-8pm at MetroBank, Suite 252 in Houston Chinatown. The movies shown are as follows:

By Kayo Hatta | 27 mins. | Narrative
In the sleepy plantation town of Hilo, Hawaii, an 11-year-old named Lovey is trying to be anything but herself. In this dramatic short adapted from Lois-Ann Yamanaka's Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, Lovey's comical-and often painful-quest culminates one fateful Halloween night.

By Justin Lin and Josh Diamond | 26 mins. | Documentary
“We could’ve been the Yellow Beatles” cry the Sunspots, a Filipino American band performing in a Las Vegas lounge. This entertaining documentary - fueled by the band members' antics—underlines the struggles of Asian American artists in a white-dominated entertainment industry.

About OCA- The Greater Houston Chapter was established in 1979, after OCA National founder and president, K.L. Wang encouraged local community leaders at that time to become part of this new national effort and advocate for protecting and advancing the rights of Chinese Americans and Asian Pacific Americans. OCA-Greater Houston can boast about its successful record in participating both at the national and local levels in accomplishing its mission. OCA-GH has earned the National Chapter Excellence Awards Chapter of the Year for 3rd place in 2004 & 2005. Houston has provided three officers on the national executive board: Theresa Chang (VP for Public Affairs, VP for Education, VP for Finance and VP for Economic Affairs), Raymond Wong (Treasurer, Executive VP, President) and Ida Eng (Treasurer). Besides hosting the 1991 National Convention, the Houston Chapter also hosted the 1998 OCA National Corporate Achievement Banquet.