Pride L.A. recognized filmmaker Arthur Dong as a member of the “pioneering community of LGBT people who blazed a trail that has resulted in many of the rights we enjoy today. They are our legacy and their good works have resulted in our heritage.” –Troy Masters, Editor.
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Bochan Performs Love Theme
Bochan performs the love theme from The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor in this music video featuring excerpts from the film. Written by Bochan with Arlen Hart, with special Khmer lyrics by Bochan Huy and Hay Rotana, Like A Rose beautifully captures the enduring love between Dr. Ngor and his wife despite horrific conditions under the Khmer Rouge.
KTLA News Report: Dr. Ngor's Legacy
LOS ANGELES: Kimberly Cheng reports on the life and legacy of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. Her special KTLA News story features excerpts from The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor and interviews with director Arthur Dong and members of the Cambodian American community in Long Beach, California.
The Asian American Podcast Interview
Art Deco Preservation Award
Filmmaker and writer Arthur Dong received the 2016 Art Deco Preservation award for his efforts to preserve the history captured in his documentary, exhibition and book Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs, 1936-1970. L-r: Art Deco Society of California Ambassador Joe DePietro, Dong, ADSC Preservation Director Therese Poletti, and Miss Art Deco 2016 Katherine Brookes.
Click here for photos from the awards gala and ball.
Focal International Award
The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor Honored
The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor received a Focal International Award nomination for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Program. The honor recognizes films for excellence in the use and preservation of stock and archival footage.
More info here: http://goo.gl/GDkSgk
Hardcover Edition Now Available
Forbidden City, USA – Chinatown Nightclubs
Winner of the 2015 American Book Award, Forbidden City, USA is now available in a collectible hardcover edition. This critically acclaimed book captures the magic and glamour of the Chinatown nightclub scene with other 400 images – come take a dazzling tour on the old “Chop Suey Circuit”!
Purchase here: http://goo.gl/nna48i
Forbidden City, USA – Now On Blu-Ray & DVD
Forbidden City, USA has been digitally re-mastered by UCLA Film & TV Archive from original film negatives, revealing stunning details and rich colors never before seen. Bonus features: archival footage of the Forbidden City nightclub; short Soundie films with performances by dancers Mara Kim and Noel Toy; additional interviews; and an interactive 28-page Forbidden City souvenir program.