Arthur Dong Films

Watch clips from seven award-winning films by Arthur Dong. With a focus on Asian American and LGBT stories, Arthur’s films have been honored with over 100 film excellence awards, including three Sundance Film Festival awards, the Peabody, an Oscar nomination, five Emmy nominations, and top honors from festivals worldwide: Berlin’s Teddy, Taipei’s Golden Horse, and Hawaii’s Best Documentary of the Decade.

New Book Launched

Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films has launched to critical acclaim. With more than 500 vintage photographs, movie posters, lobby cards and ephemera based on Arthur Dong’s extraordinary collection, this lavish coffee-table book illustrates the myths, misconceptions, and memorable moments of the Chinese in American cinema.

Trailerblazer Honoree

The California LGBT Arts Alliance honored Arthur Dong with its inaugural Trailblazer Award. The organization is a network of over 1,000 artists and 70 non-profit arts organizations working to promote artistic collaborations. Pictured are, from left: executive director Dante Alencastre, Arthur Dong, and founder Greg Day.

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.

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.” The 2-disc DVD set includes the first feature film by Asian Americans made in 1917, “The Curse of Quon Gwon.” More info 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. More info here.

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.

Forbidden City, USA reveals the sassy, daring, and sometimes heartbreaking stories of the dancers, singers, and producers from the golden era of Chinatown nightclubs in San Francisco Chinatown. Discover it all in print, VOD and DVD.