Note: The events listed in the below story have both been cancelled until further notice.
By award-winning filmmaker and author Arthur Dong, the film 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, also by Dong, 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.
The film is supported by a California Documentary Project grant.
This month, excerpts of the film will be shown at events in the Bay Area. Get more details:
BERKELEY—HOLLYWOOD CHINESE: Film Excerpts & Book Talk—POSTPONED
SAN FRANCISCO—HOLLYWOOD CHINESE at Chinatown Community Film Festival—CANCELLED