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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

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SAN FRANCISCO—CHINATOWN RISING at 4 Star Theater

July 13, 2023July 16, 2023

Still from CHINATOWN RISING.

SAN FRANCISCO—Join 4 Star Theater in San Francisco for a series of special screenings of CHINATOWN RISING.

Chinatown Rising

4 Star Theater

2200 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA, 94121

Friday, July 14, 2023, 8:00 PM

Saturday, July 15, 2023, 10:00 AM

Saturday, July 15, 2023, 8:00 PM

Sunday, July 16, 2023, 1:00 PM

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.

Venue

4 Star Theater
3290 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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