New Book Launched

Arthur Dong’s newest book Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films has launched to critical acclaim. Filled with more than 500 stunning, vintage photographs, movie posters, lobby cards and ephemera based on the author’s extraordinary collection, this lavish coffee-table book richly illustrates the myths, misconceptions, and memorable moments of the Chinese in American cinema. Includes interviews with Hollywood actors, directors, and producers, including Ang Lee, Nancy Kwan, Justin Lin, James Hong, Joan Chen, Wayne Wang, B.D. Wong, David Henry Hwang, and writer Amy Tan. Click here for events with the author in-person. Order at Angel City Press.

Hollywood Chinese @ the Formosa

Hollywood Chinese at the Formosa offers a nostalgic, yet thought-provoking look into cinema’s fascination with the Chinese. Commissioned by the iconic Formosa Cafe, the exhibit highlights photos and lobby cards from Arthur Dong’s collection of movie memorabilia depicting the Chinese in American feature films. Opens June 28, 2019. Photo: Sue Hwang, LA Conservancy/1933 Group.

Golden Spike Award

The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California’s annual Golden Spike Awards recognized media producers who tell the Chinese American story through film. Honorees were Arthur Dong (pictured), Felicia Lowe, Renee Tajima-Pena, Pamela Tom, and Visual Communications. Photo by O.C. Lee.

AARP Top Pick

In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the AARP selected Hollywood Chinese as one of five most influential and memorable documentaries on API history and culture: “In Hollywood Chinese, Dong takes an epic sweep of the history of Chinese in Hollywood.” More info here.

Amazon Storefront Now Open

DeepFocus Productions DVDs and books are now available on Amazon, with free Amazon Prime shipping! Note: DeepFocus DVDs sold on Amazon are home and personal use editions. For educational and institutional use DVDs, please click here.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has selected The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor for their permanent collection of films that demonstrate long-term significance for future researchers and the public. Official selections for the collection exemplify the wide range of U.S. film productions and reflect the diversity of American thought and experience.

Forbidden City, USA

fc-book-and-dvd-ad_1“Put on some music from the 1930s and 1940s, and step into the intoxicating and magical world of the Chinese American nightclub scene. Enjoy!” –Lisa See.

Now available in print, VOD and DVD.

LGBT Pioneer

Pride issue cover_LR_1Pride 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. Click here to read the profile on Arthur Dong.