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March 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm


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BERKELEY—Award-winning filmmaker and author Arthur Dong presents a visual tour of his critically acclaimed book, Hollywood Chinese, alongside a screening of excerpts from the eponymous film. Arthur’s program will feature a dazzling treasure trove of images and clips. An author book signing will follow the presentation.

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 5–7 pm

Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2040
UC Berkeley
Harmon Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

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HOLLYWOOD CHINESE (2007) weaves together a wondrous portrait of actors, directors, writers, and movie icons who have defined American feature films, from the silent era to the current new wave of Asian American cinema. Entertaining and enlightening, HOLLYWOOD CHINESE shows how Asians have overcome racism to conjure unforgettable performances in groundbreaking films.

Selected as a  “Critic’s Choice” by the Los Angeles Times and one of “13 Must-Read Books on Race and Hate” by the Advocate, Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films examines some of the earliest movies shot in America’s Chinatowns, followed by a deep dive into Chinese representation—and misrepresentation—in Hollywood’s Golden Era, and ending with the remarkable Chinese and Chinese American actors, directors, and screenwriters remaking the contemporary cinematic landscape.

Hollywood Chinese Trailer from DeepFocus Productions, Inc. on Vimeo.

This film is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant.


Valley Life Sciences Building
Room 2040, Harmon Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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