Available Exclusively on Comcast On-Demand May 28, 2009
TVG | 86 mins
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“Hollywood Chinese” by celebrated filmmaker Arthur Dong, is a captivating revelation on a little-known chapter of cinema: the Chinese in American feature films. From the first Chinese American film produced in 1916, to Ang Lee’s
triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, Hollywood Chinese brings together a fascinating portrait of actors, directors, writers, and iconic images to show how the Chinese have been imagined in movies, and how filmmakers have and continue to navigate an industry that was often ignorant about race, but at times paradoxically receptive. Starring a virtual who’s who of top Chinese and Chinese American talent, including Ang Lee, Nancy Kwan, Joan Chen, B.D. Wong, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang, and David Henry Hwang. This award-winning documentary features special appearances by veteran actor Christopher Lee (“Fu Manchu”) and double Oscar® winner Luise Rainer (“The Good Earth”). “Hollywood Chinese” will be available May 28, 2009 following the national PBS premiere on “American Masters.”
Produced in association with the CENTER FOR ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA. Major funding provided by Center for Asian American Media, Ford Foundation, California Council for Humanities’ California Stories Initiative, National Endowment for the Arts, Media Arts Fellowship, Gee Family Foundation, Independent Television Service, with funds from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. DVD production funded in part by the Center for Cultural Innovation.
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