MOCAFilms: Cowboy Joe by JingJing Tian

Thu, Aug 1, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm



Tickets are $15 and include wine and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!


Set in NYC, Cowboy Joe is a punchy story about a Chinese cowboy who grapples with his Asian American identity and stands up to his father for the first time.


Director Jingjing Tian will host a Q&A after screening.


Jingjing Tian is a Sundance Writer's Lab semifinalist and a Sundance Sloan Foundation semifinalist. She has held fellowships at the New York Public Library and the Middlebury Script Lab and has won best female director and awards in excellence at AT&T, Princeton Independent Film Festival, and more. Her short films have screened at the Seattle Asian American FF, Queens World FF, Cleveland International FF and she has worked with director Eliza Hittman and veteran DP Helene Louvart. She has been interviewed in Paper Magazine, XM Radio and With degrees in Biomedical Engineering, English, and an MFA in Creative Writing, she has worked on life support systems on the ISS (International Space Station), built jet engines, managed $1M, launched a video dating app in six weeks, and holds a seat on the Democratic Committee of the 43rd election district of the 50th assembly district in Brooklyn. Raised in China and Texas, she has a fondness for the strange, the prophetic, the dreamlike, and the heartfelt in supersize proportions. Her goal is to create more joy, empathy, and opportunities in the world.