Past Screenings & Events

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

Screening & Reception: Director in Attendance

November 9, 2017 at 2:45-5pm

Ethnic Cultural Theater
University of Washington
3931 Brooklyn Avenue, NE
Seattle, WA 98105


The Khmer Students Association at the University of Washington presents a special screening of The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. A reception and in-person Q & A with director Arthur Dong follows. In partnership with the 2017 PICA Conference, the Organization of Chinese Americans, and Asian Student Union, University of Washington. FREE.

Salem Film Festival

March 7 & 8, 2016

March 7, 2016 at 8pm
1 E. India Square Mall
Salem, MA 01970


March 8, 2016 at 1pm
Lynn Museum
590 Washington Street
Lynn, MA 01901


Director Arthur Dong in attendance at both screenings. The Lynn screening will be the US premiere of the Khmer dubbed version with English subtitles; free, with light refreshments.

Other Events and Screenings

Golden Spike Awards Gala

April 28, 2018 at 6pm

Ocean Seafood Restaurant
750 Hill Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Arthur Dong is among the 2018 Golden Spike Award recipients to be honored by The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California for accomplishments in visual storytelling. Fellow honorees are filmmakers Felicia Lowe, Renee Tajiima-Pena, Pamela Tom, and media organization Visual Communications.

Clips & Conversation with Arthur Dong

February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

Castelar Elementary School
840 Yale Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California presents a evening of conversation and clips showcasing the work of filmmaker Arthur Dong. Mr. Dong will be honored with CHSSC’s Golden Spike Award later in April. Dialogue moderated by Lindy Leong, programmer for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival. Free and open to the public. Parking provided, enter lot on College Street.

Cinematic Expressions of Chinese American Women

November 10, 2017 at 11:30-2:30pm

Seattle Public Library
1000-1010 5th Ave.
Seattle WA 98104


The “Pre-conquest Indigenous Cultures and its Aftermath Conference” (PICA) presents three films honoring the cinematic expressions of Chinese American Women: Sewing Woman, The Curse of Quon Gwon, and Finding Kukan. Directors Arthur Dong and Robin Lung will be in attendance to introduce their films and for a post-screening discussion. PICA  focuses on historical events in American history as they impact people of color in the Seattle area. FREE.

Hollywood Chinese


Coming Out Under Fire

Serving with Honor, Not Equality: LGBT Veterans, World War II to Now

April 2, 2017 at 2-4pm

Jewish Community Center
3800 E. River Road.
Tucson AZ


Southern Arizona Senior Pride presents a screening of Coming Out Under Fire with director Arthur Dong in person. A panel discussion with local LGBT veterans follows. This program is one of two events in the series “Another Look at World War 11: Perspectives from Arthur Dong”; see also: Forbidden City, USA event for April 1, 2017. Free.

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Contact:  (520) 312-8923

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

Screening and Book Talk

July 7, 2018 at 2-4pm

Santa Clara University
Recital Hall, SCU Performing Arts Building
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053


Arthur Dong will present his film and book Fobidden City, USA at the University of Santa Clara. The event is part of the university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s summer program and is open to the public. Books and DVDs will be available for purchase and signing.

Sunday Supper Cinema

May 7, 2017

Wisp Restaurant and Lounge
2885 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

Dinner at 5:30pm
Film at 7pm

Info: 808/436-4326

Screening, Book Talk & Signing

April 1, 2017 at 5-9pm

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center
1288 W. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85704-2522


Filmmaker/writer Arthur Dong will present his film and book Forbidden City, USA at this event sponsored by the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. The presentation is preceded by dinner and books will be available for purchase and signing. This program is one of two events in the series “Another Look at World War 11: Perspectives from Arthur Dong”; see also: Coming Out Under Fire event for April 2, 2017. Free, but space is limited and reservations are advised.

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Reservations and information: (520) 292-6900