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LOS ANGELES—CHINATOWN RISING at The Vista Theater
February 29, 2020 @ 2:15 am – 4:30 am$8 – $12
Still from CHINATOWN RISING. LOS ANGELES—Join the directors of CHINATOWN RISING at The Vista Theater in Los Angeles for a special screening on Saturday, February 29 at 10:15 am. Program will include screening of the film (1hr, 53min), followed by a short Q and A session with the directors and possibly others (15min). Vintage Vista Theatre 4473 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States Purchase tickets here. About the film: Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-1960s, a young San Francisco Chinatown resident armed with a 16mm camera and leftover film scraps from a local TV station, turned his lens onto his community. Totaling more than 20,000 feet of film (10 hours), Harry Chuck’s exquisite unreleased footage has captured a divided community’s struggles for self-determination. CHINATOWN RISING is a documentary film about the Asian-American Movement from the perspective of the young residents on the front lines of their historic neighborhood in transition. Through publicly challenging the conservative views of their elders, their demonstrations and protests of the 1960s-1980s rattled the once quiet streets during the community’s shift in power. Forty-five years later, in intimate interviews these activists recall their roles and experiences in response to the need for social change. This film is supported by a California Documentary Project grant.