Stories From Chinese America - The Arthur Dong Collection
Come celebrate the launch of a new, limited-edition DVD anthology by renown filmmaker Arthur Dong - STORIES FROM CHINESE AMERICA: THE ARTHUR DONG COLLECTION, VOL. 2.
Headlining the event will be a screening of the newly scored 1916 silent film, THE CURSE OF QUON GWON, the earliest known Chinese American feature film that Arthur helped rescue during his work on the documentary, HOLLYWOOD CHINESE.
Arthur will be on hand to give a tour of the many hours of extra archival and interview footage that comes with this new DVD anthology. The DVD box set includes the collector's edition DVD of HOLLYWOOD CHINESE, Arthur's landmark examination of Chinese in American feature films, with over 3.5 hours of bonus material on two discs; FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A., his ground-breaking account of the Chinese American nightclub scene during World War II; SEWING WOMAN, the Oscar-nominated documentary based on the filmmaker's mother; LOTUS, a dramatic short film exploring the conflicts over foot binding; and LIVING MUSIC FOR GOLDEN MOUNTAINS, Dong's 1981 documentary directorial debut profiling his Chinese music teacher. The anthology also includes the last remaining copies of FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A. available for home use sale. An added bonus in the collection is the newly scored CURSE OF QUON GWON with a gallery of production stills and information about the original filmmakers and actors. Visit www.deepfocusproductions.com for more information on Arthur and his films.
The launch party will also include a guest appearance by the Grant Avenue Follies. For more information on the Grant Avenue Follies visit www.grantavenuefollies.com. A reception follows with door prizes.
Tickets: $25 minimum donation
Donations gladly accepted if unable to attend; please mail checks payable to "Asian American Studies" to:
SF State University
1600 Holloway Ave. EP 103
San Francisco, CA 94132
Premiere Sponsor: Lee Neighborhood Theaters
Supporting Sponsors: The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and SFSU's Asian Student Union
An Asian American Studies Event. Proceeds will support Asian American Studies programs and students.
Four Star Theatre
San Francisco, CA 94121
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