Hey, Los Angeles film fans. The UCLA Film and Television archive and UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies presents a special free screening of the documentary The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, directed by Arthur Dong, this Saturday, March 5 at 7:30pm at the Billy Wilder Theater.
Mixing animation and rare archival material, this documentary is about Ngor, who survived the Khmer Rouge camps and rose to fame as an Oscar-winning actor. There to talk about Ngor and the documentary are filmmaker Arthur Dong and Ngor's niece, Sophia.
Here's more info:
THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR
Production: Deep Focus Productions, Inc. Producer: Arthur Dong. Director: Arthur Dong. Screenwriter: Arthur Dong. Cinematographer: Arthur Dong. Editor: Arthur Dong. Composer: Mark Adler.
Filmmaker Arthur Dong's new documentary sheds light on the extraordinary life of Cambodian physician Haing S. Ngor, who survived years of torture in Khmer Rouge labor camps and rose to Hollywood fame as an Oscar-winning actor in The Killing Fields (1984), ultimately to be gunned down outside his home in Los Angeles' Chinatown. Dong's moving and penetrating film, ingeniously employing animation, music and elliptical editing, powerfully evokes this heroic and enigmatic "face of Cambodia," who worked tirelessly to bring healing and justice to his country.
DCP, color, 87 min.
IN PERSON: Arthur Dong, Sophia Ngor, Jack Ong.
The Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 (corner of Wilshire & Westwood Blvds., courtyard level of the Hammer Museum).
FREE admission. Tickets available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning an hour before showtime.
At the Billy Wilder Theater for a $3 flat rate on weekdays after 6 p.m. and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire.
Go to the UCLA Film & Television Archive website for more information.