Nov 3: “Hollywood Chinese” Documentary Screening and Webinar Discussion

“Hollywood Chinese” 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 1917, 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.

“Hollywood Chinese” is produced, directed, written and edited by Academy Award® nominee and triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong (Licensed to Kill, Coming Out Under Fire, Forbidden City, U.S.A.), and presents eleven of the industry’s most accomplished Chinese and Chinese American film artists who share personal accounts of working in film. Ang Lee, Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, David Henry Hwang, Justin Lin, B.D. Wong, Nancy Kwan, Tsai Chin, Lisa Lu, James Hong, and Amy Tan are among the storytellers who have wrestled with being the “other” in Hollywood.

Following this film, Arthur will be joining a virtual discussion of the film as well as his book with images and video clips. The book with the same name of his documentary film explores the Chinese American impact on the Hollywood film industry from the early days of film to today’s box office hits. The event is hosted by the Chinese American Museum of Chicago in partnership with the Chinese American Museum DC, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, the Chinese Cultural Center at San Diego State University, and OCA Greater Chicago.

The event will have a Q&A session and a chance to chat directly with Arthur Dong! Attendees will receive a discount code to purchase the book. Attendees will also have the opportunity to request a personal inscription and autograph by the author for each book purchased.

To learn more about Arthur Dong, follow the link to

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 6 – 7pm CT (4 -5pm PT) (7 – 8pm ET)
Location: Virtual

Register for this FREE virtual event here.
All registrants will receive a Vimeo link to screen the feature film at a discount rate of only $1 prior to, NOT during, the virtual discussion.

NOTE: We don’t plan on re-streaming a recording of this event, so please RSVP to attend Arthur Dong’s presentation live and “in-person.”