If you're in the Southern California, here's a cool film history event happening this Thursday at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles... Join filmmaker Arthur Dong for a "Curator's Talk," including a screening of his award-winning documentary Hollywood Chinese.
Hosted by Giant Robot editor Martin Wong, the evening will feature a discussion on movie memorabilia research and the creative challenges of transforming a documentary film into a museum exhibition. Here's some more info:
Hollywood Chinese Film Screening and Curator Talk with Arthur DongHollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection is currently running through May 30, 2010 in Los Angeles. If you're in the area, and interested in film history, this is a must-see showcase of some really rare and amazing movie memorabilia. To learn more about the exhibition, go to the Chinese American Museum website here.
Thursday, December 3, 2009 / 6–8 p.m.
CAM at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Co-presented by Visual Communications
Lights, camera, action! Watch the film that inspired the exhibit—Arthur Dong’s Award-Winning documentary, Hollywood Chinese! The 90-minute film screening will kick-off with an insightful Curator Talk with Arthur Dong, where he will discuss the origins, inspirations and motivations for the Hollywood Chinese project.
FREE. December 3, 6–8pm. RVSP at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject heading, "Curator Talk," or call 213/485-8567.
Museum hours extended for this event, 5–9pm. Visit the exhibition before or after the "Curator's Talk."
Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
And for those of you who can't make it to the screening, but are interesting in watching Hollywood Chinese, they're currently offering the home video DVD for 25% off, at the holiday sale price of $22.46. Just enter the promo code "Sale2009" at checkout. To order your DVD, go to the Hollywood Chinese website here.