DisOrient 2020 Opening Night Film - Chinatown Rising- and Opening Night Reception
Chinatown Rising (2019) 112 minutes USA English Directed by Harry and Josh Chuck
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.
Film: 6:00 pm Broadway Metro 888 Willamette
Reception: 9:00 pm Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Ticket stub also provides admission to the 9:00 pm Opening Night Reception at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art with sweet and savory bites and live performances. Reception runs from 9:00 pm-11:00pm with entertainment and introduction to some of the filmmakers who will be screening their films at DisOrient 2020.
For more information about the schedule for the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, please visit www.disorientfilm.org.
Broadway Metro (View)
888 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|