Documentaries By & About Chinese Americans
Sierra Madre Playhouse’s Off the Screen Film Series: Documentaries By & About Chinese Americans
To complement our current stage hit The Joy Luck Club, we present three evenings of documentaries directed by Chinese- Americans about Chinese Americans.
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019
Forbidden City, USA & Forever Chinatown
Forbidden City, USA is an eye-opening examination of a lost chapter in west-coast history. Featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Arthur Dong. Forever, Chinatown is a story of unknown, self-taught 81-year old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
Hollywood Chinese with Filmmaker Arthur Dong
Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this documentary passes through a century of cinematic delights, intrigues and treasures from the silent era to the current new wave of Asian American cinema. This documentary reveals the untold stories behind Asian faces that graced the silver screen, and examines the unforgettable performances, groundbreaking films, and tangled history of race and representation.
Admission: $10 for each documentary
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Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 West Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024