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Forbidden City, USA – Now On Blu-Ray & DVD

Forbidden City_front DVD_2016_1Forbidden 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.

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American Book Award

FC book award 3_1Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs, 1936-1970 is among this year’s winners of the Thirty-Sixth Annual American Book Awards, presented by the Before Columbus Foundation. The awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.

Cambodia Film Tour

Banner Facebook 6_1The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh and Bophana Center are proud to present the international Cambodia premiere of The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. The four city tour includes stops in Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap, and Dr. Ngor’s hometown, Samrong Yong in Takeo. Director Arthur Dong will be in attendance at all screenings. August 21–28, 2015.

Contact: Tel: 077 811 668; info@bophana.org

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The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

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Set against the backdrop of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge reign of terror, The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor chronicles a powerful journey of love, loss and reconciliation.

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Forbidden City, USA

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Forbidden City, U.S.A.: Chinatown Nightclubs, 1936-1970 captures the magic and glamour of the Chinese American nightclub scene, which peaked in San Francisco during World War II. Previously unpublished personal stories, along with over four hundred stunning images and rare artifacts, are presented in this sexy and insightful chronicle of Asian American performers who defied racial and cultural barriers to pursue their showbiz dreams.

New York Tribute

aaiff-2015-picThe New York Asian American International Film Festival is honored to recognize Oscar®-nominated and three-time Sundance award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong to the New York stage. Join him at the local premieres of the restored Forbidden City, USA, The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a special conversation, and a book talk at the Museum of Chinese in America. (more…)

Audience Award

LAAPFF Audience AwardThe Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor took home the Best Documentary Audience Award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Audience awards, which are selected by viewers rather than by a jury, have become among the most important prizes granted at film festivals worldwide.

Artist’s Spotlight: Arthur Dong

-1The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is pleased to throw the spotlight on multi-award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong. The back-to-back spotlight program will feature a digitally-remastered version of his classic Forbidden City, U.S.A.courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, accompanied by a live on-stage performance, special presentation and book signing. The spotlight concludes with the LA premiere of The Killing Fields Of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. A reception is scheduled between the two programs. Download a flyer.

More on the “Spotlight”: http://www.asianfilmfestla.org/artists-spotlight/

Spotlight: Arthur Dong

CAAMFest-2015-logoCAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival) is pleased to recognize filmmaker Arthur Dong as this year’s Spotlight honoree. The festival will present two world premieres by Arthur, The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor and a new digitally re-mastered version of Forbidden City: USA, as well as a special on-stage conversation with noted film critic and author B. Ruby Rich. Download a flyer.

More info on the programs:http://caamfest.com/2015/itineraries/spotlight-arthur-dong

 

Video-on-Demand

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