Author and filmmaker Arthur Dong is a guest on the Quarantine Film Series, discussing life during the pandemic, Stanley Kubrick, and the creative process in directing Hollywood Chinese and writing the Hollywood Chinese book. Hosted by New York Times best-selling author and multi-Grammy winner Kabir Sehgal. Originally broadcast on December 5, 2020. Click here to watch.
Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris hosts a virtual photo-share with LGBTQ photographers, filmmakers, authors and cultural producers. Guests included photographer Lola Flash, performer Justin Clapp, author and filmmaker Arthur Dong (Coming Out Under Fire; Licensed to Kill), filmmaker Jennie Livingston (Paris is Burning), and theater artist Christina Quintana. Originally broadcast on October 26, 2020. Click here to watch.
The Pan Asian Collective in Amsterdam presented a screening of Hollywood Chinese to anchor a discussion covering Asian perspectives on racist expressions. The “No Asians!” event was a part of the second annual Week Against Racism interdisciplinary festival. Panelists included Thu Ha Nguyen, Nederlands Filmfonds, and Pete Wu, journalist. The event is in Dutch. Originally broadcast on October 30, 2020. Click here to watch.
Presented as a program of the Cambodia Town Film Festival, Stories We Didn’t Learn in School explores the stories that weren’t taught in traditional classrooms. Panelists included filmmakers Chris Lockett (Until They’re Gone), Arthur Dong (The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor), James Taing (Ghost Mountain), Rithy Hanh (In The Life of Music), and moderator Shawna Lesseur. Originally broadcast on September 20, 2020. Click here to watch.
A 30th anniversary screening of Claiming A Voice: The Visual Communications Story was presented by the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival’s Virtual Showcase, followed by a Q & A with director Arthur Dong and editor Walt Louie, moderated by Abraham Ferrer, festival co-director. Originally broadcast on May 4, 2020. Click here to watch (discussion starts at six minutes in).
WeHo Reads presents a conversation between Arthur Dong, author of Hollywood Chinese, and Charles Yu, author of Interior Chinatown. WeHo Reads is a literary series featuring new and noteworthy authors presented by the City of West Hollywood. Originally broadcast May 12, 2021. Download a flyer. Click here to watch.
Opens June 28, 2019 — ongoing
The Formosa Cafe
7156 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood , CA 90046
“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. NOTE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please contact the venue to check accessibility.