WAPAKONETA — Writer, producer and director Jo Chim will be in Wapakoneta, Wednesday, Oct. 19, to promote her new short film One Small Visit. The 30-minute movie will play free to the public at the Armstrong Museum starting at 7 p.m., with a director Q&A session immediately following.
“One Small Visit” tells of the incredible true story of an immigrant Indian family who unexpectedly passes through the tiny Midwest hometown of Neil Armstrong in the wake of the 1969 moon landing and the civil rights movement, ending up on the doorstep of the Armstrong home. Most notably, the movie recently won the Best Foreign Film category at the Los Angeles Shorts International Film Festival and was also officially selected at the 26th Vancouver Asian Film Festival.
“’One Small Visit’ is based on the true adventure of my dear friend Anisha and her parents,” says Chim. “I loved the re-telling of the moon landing, a historical event we all know so well, from this intimate perspective.” While no scenes were shot in Wapakoneta, visiting the town and Armstrong’s family is the main focus of the movie.
“We are very excited to host Ms. Chim and to offer this free experience to the community,” says Armstrong Museum Communications Director Logan Rex. “So many times, we see movies from the perspective of Armstrong or from NASA. This film gives us a new vantage point and dives deeper into the excitement and thrill felt here back on Earth. It’s a story many people can relate to on a personal level.”
This is Chim’s first credit as a director and producer. As an actress, Chim made several appearances in numerous block-buster movies and shows, including “Resident Evil: Apocalypse,” “Take the Lead” and “Mean Girls.”
Museum doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited.