Screenings & Events

Licensed to Kill

A History of Violence

June 7-28, 2018

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco CA 94103


The 21st National Queer Arts Festival presents the exhibition “A History of Violence. The show explores the work of artists who have gazed deeply into the flame of violence, and reacted in ways that allow us a compelling look into queer existence. Excerpts from Arthur Dong’s documentary about convicted killers of gay men, Licensed to Kill, will be shown on a video station throughout the exhibition. Free admission.

Forbidden City, USA

Exhibition: Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs 1936-1970

TBA 2019

Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90012


The Japanese American National Museum has commissioned filmmaker/writer Arthur Dong to curate an exhibit featuring his treasure trove of memorabilia chronicling the magic and glamour of San Francisco’s Chinatown nightclub era. The show will be an expanded version of his popular exhibition that originally premiered at the San Francisco Public Library in 2014.