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SAN FRANCISCO—HOLLYWOOD CHINESE at Chinatown Community Film Festival—CANCELLED
March 20, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Note: this event has been cancelled until further notice.
SAN FRANCISCO—Award-winning filmmaker and author Arthur Dong presents excerpts of his critically acclaimed film HOLLYWOOD CHINESE at the Chinatown Community Film Festival. Other clips to be screened include “Sewing Women” and “Forbidden City USA.” An author conversation and wine reception will follow the presentation. Register here.
Friday, March 20, 2020, 5:30-9:30 pm
Clarion Performing Arts Center
#2 Waverly Place
San Francisco, CA 94018
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.
This film is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant.