CHINATOWN RISING Documentary Film coming to LA Feb 29, 2020!
My father, Harry Chuck, and I have completed a documentary film about activism in 1960s and 70s Chinatown, which helped shape the Asian American movement. So far, audiences have been enthusiastic and inspired, sharing with us lots of stories of how much they’ve been impacted. We are so grateful for such a positive response, and very happy to share that we will have our Los Angeles premiere in February! We hope you’ll join us, it promises to be a very special gathering. Please let me know if you have any questions! Info below!
Sat, Feb 29, 2020, 10:15AM
Los Angeles, CA
Ticket link: chinatownrisingfeb29la.brownpapertickets.com
Sat, Feb 29, 2020, 7PM
Santa Ana, CA
Ticket link: chinatownrisingfeb29oc.brownpapertickets.com
More info: chinatownrising.com
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.