Check out our list of past and upcoming screenings of THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT:

DateTimeLocationCityStateAdmission TypeEvent Description
April 16, 201811:30AM - 12:45PMThe Orange Carpet of Thomas Commons, Cornell College, 600 First Street SWMount VernonIAJoin SJI for a screening and discussion afterwards that will explore the themes of immigration, xenophobia, and what it means to be American. For questions, contact Hannah Ganzel at or (319) 895-4433.
April 11, 20187:00PMBowdoin College, Thomas F. Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall, Room 208BrunswickMEScreening
March 26, 20187:15PMFrank Banko Alehouse CinemasBethlehemPAFreeScreening by Moravian College, ArtsQuest and Lehigh University as part of the SteelStacks Communities Film Series
March 21, 20185:00PM - 7:00PMStudent Conference Center, George Washington University Law SchoolWashingtonD.C.
March 6, 20186:00PMTitsworth Lecture Hall, Sarah Lawrence CollegeBronxvilleNYScreening with a Q&A and discussion afterwards.
March 2, 20186:00PMRoosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th StreetNew York CityNYFreeScreening at Friday Night Films
February 27, 20185:45PMVogue TheaterSan FranciscoCAFreeScreening and Q&A, sponsored by APDC Ed Lee Democratic Club and The Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown
February 22, 20184:30PM - 6:30PMBanatao Auditorium, 330 Sutardja Dai Hall, MC 1764, UC Berkeley
BerkeleyCAFreeJoin the UC Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) for a free screening of the film. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Find more information about parking, public transport and reaching the venue here or on the map on the event page.

February 17, 20181:30PM - 5:30PMMiami-Dade College, Kendall Campus, Room K-413MiamiFLFreeScreening, Chinese Immigration into the Caribbean Basin
February 13, 20186:00PM - 8:00PMFitts Auditorium, Golkin Hall, The University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3501 Sansom StreetPhiladelphiaPAJoin Penn Law's Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Film Society, Immigrant Rights Project (PLIRP), Latinx Law Students Association (LALSA), and South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) for an exclusive screening of the PBS documentary THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT with commentary by Professor Howard Chang, expert on immigration law.
February 10, 20182:00PM - 5:30PMChinese-American Museum of ChicagoChicagoILFreeScreening
February 5, 20181:45PM - 3:30PMSnowden Auditorium, Wheatley Building, 1st floor. W-1-088 UMass. BostonMAFreeScreening and Discussion with UMass Boston’s Asian American Studies Program. Contact Prof. Peter Kiang at
February 3, 201810:00AM - 1:00PMSan FranciscoCAFreeScreening and Q&A sponsored by the University of San Francisco’s Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies Program in collaboration with the Rotary Club of San Francisco (Chinatown chapter). Limited seating available on a first-come, first-seated basis for 200 people. Contact Professor John Nelson at for more information.
January 18, 20185:00PM - 7:30PMDartmouth College, Filene Auditorium, Moore BuildingHanoverNHDocumentary screening and discussion with Professor Jennifer M. Miller, Ph.D.
January 7, 20183:00PM - 5:00PM21 Pell StreetNew York CityNYFreeScreening. Part Two: Free - "Who is American? The Chinese Exclusion Act"
December 10, 20173:00PM - 5:00PM21 Pell StreetNew York CityNYFreeScreening. CAAM's & PBS's: "Who is American? The Chinese Exclusion Act"
December 7, 20176:45PMAFS CinemaAustinTXFreeScreening. Opening Night Film for the 10th Austin Asian American Film Festival.
December 7, 20176:30PMOld South Meeting House, 310 Washington StBostonMAFreeScreening, reading, and discussion. Who Is American?: Chinese Exclusion, Japanese Internment, and Today
December 2, 20173:30PMParamount CenterBostonMAScreening. Boston Asian American Film Festival Bonus Mini-Series – More Liberty & Justice
November 12, 201711:30AMInstitute of Contemporary ArtPhiladelphiaPAScreening. Parts 1 and 2 – Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
October 28, 20172:00PMSan Francisco State University Humanities Building Room HUM 133San FranciscoCARSVP by sending an email to: info@aiisf.orgScreening by Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
October 25, 2017Oregon Historical SocietyPortlandORScreening by Chinese American Citizens Alliance Portland Lodge
October 9, 20177:00PM - 9:00PMCentral Library,
1000 Fourth Ave
SeattleWAFreeScreening bySeattle Public Library, Central Branch
October 8, 2017San FranciscoCAScreening is included as part of the conference registration fee.Chinese Historical Society of America’s This Land Is Our Land: Conference 2017
October 7, 20172:30PMRhodes College, Blount Auditorium in Buckman HallMemphisTNFreeScreening
September 19, 20176:30PM225 Liberty StNew York CityNYScreening and panel with filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu and CEO of the Tempest Laila Alawa
August 19, 20173:00PM145 Harrison AveBostonMAFreeBoston Chinatown Town Hall Meeting with The Chinese Exclusion Act Excerpts (35 mins).
June 13, 20171:00PMThe Great Star TheaterSan FranciscoCASpecial SF Chinatown Screening with Chinatown Community Development Center
May 27, 20177:30PMGuild TheaterSacramentoCASacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017
May 27, 20171:00PM - 4:30PMSan Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, Koret AuditoriumSan FranciscoCAScreening
May 24, 20176:00PMBrookline Town Hall, 5th Floor School Committee Room, 333 Washington StreetBrooklineMAExcerpt with discussion by Andrew Leong, Associate Professor, Philosophy Dept, Asian American & Latino Studies, UMass Boston. Brookline’s Asian American Pacific Islander Celebration.
May 19, 20173:00PM - 5:00PMRunnels Building Auditorium, 1190 S. St. Francis DriveSanta FeNMPreview Screening by New Mexico PBS and New Mexico Department of Health
April 25, 20174:00PM - 6:30PMInstitutes for Discovery, DeLuca Forum Room, 330 North Orchard StreetMadisonWIA conversation with award-winning auther, journalist and activist Helen Zia, joined by UW Asian American Studies Faculty Victor Jew and UW Law Professor Asifa Quraishi-Landes by Wisconsin China Initiative.
April 24, 20176:00PM - 9:00PMThe Marquee Cinema, 1308 West Dayton StreetMadisonWIScreening with pizza and discussion with the filmmakers by Wisconsin China Initiative
March 19, 20177:00PMCastro TheaterSan FranciscoCACAAMFest 2017, West Coast Premiere
October 26, 2016Verizon’s new Technology and Policy CenterWashingtonD.C.30 minute preview by National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)

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