New York! On Thursday, March 20, the Museum of Chinese in America is screening five original short films by local filmmakers that showcase Chinatown, commissioned as part of the Chinatown Film Project in 2009. The screening is happening alongside the Museum's latest exhibitions, Portraits of New York Chinatown and A Floating Population. After the screening, join in on a dialogue about representations of Chinatown. Here's more:
MOCAFILMS: Moving Images of ChinatownThe screening is free, but you gotta RSVP by calling 212-619-4785 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 from 7pm – 8:30pm
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Advanced reservation required:
Call now: 212-619-4785 or email to: email@example.com
How do filmmakers imagine the people, places and history of Chinatown? This screening includes five original short films by local filmmakers Shelly Silver, Wayne Wang, Richard Wong, Rose Troche, Cary Fukunaga and Jem Cohen all of whom took to the streets of Chinatown, and filmed its residents, streets and stories for the Chinatown Film Project in 2009. MOCA presents their unique vision in conjunction with the Museum’s latest exhibitions, Portraits of New York Chinatown, and A Floating Population.
After the screening, join Lesley Qin, co-curator of WE LANDED/I WAS BORN/PASSING BY: New York’s Chinatown On Screen, and Herb Tam, Curator & Director of Exhibitions at MOCA, in a dialogue about cinematic representations of Chinatown.
Featured Short Films
Five Lessons and Nine Questions About Chinatown by Shelly Silver
Tuesday by Wayne Wang and Richard Wong
Sunday at 6 by Rose Troche
Kiwi Lotion by Cary Fukunaga
Night Scene New York by Jem Cohen