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Film Festival: Forever, Chinatown Film Screening at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
April 30, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm$14
LOS ANGELES – Screening of California Humanities funded documentary film, FOREVER, CHINATOWN, directed by James Q. Chan (32 minutes) Programmers Picks, Shorts Competition in the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (April 27- May 4) FOREVER, CHINATOWN is a story of unknown, self-taught 81-year-old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth. This film takes the journey of one individual, and maps it to a rapidly changing urban neighborhood from the 1940s to present day. A meditation on memory, community, and preserving one’s own legacy, Frank’s three-dimensional miniature dioramas become rare portals into a historic neighborhood, and a window to the artist’s filtered and romanticized memories and emotional struggles. In his compromise with immortality, Frank announces plans to cremate his exquisite works with him upon his death in order to “live inside them forever” in his afterlife.
Buy Tickets Here: http://festival.vconline.org/2017/films/forever-chinatown This film will be screened with other films in a Shorts Program entitled Cine-Diorama. More about Cine-Diorama here: http://festival.vconline.org/2017/shorts-programs/cine-diorama/ To learn more about California Documentary Project Grantmaking.