AAIFF – Forbidden City, USA Screening

Saturday Jul 25 2015   4:00 PM
Village East Cinema  181-189 2nd Ave., New York, NY  map

The Chinese Sinatra? The Chinese Ginger Rogers? Join author Arthur Dong for the real life stories behind “Flower Drum Song” and “China Dolls” at the re-release of his landmark documentary on Chinatown nightclubs, FORBIDDEN CITY, USA. Presented by the New York Asian American International Film Festival, this will be the New York premiere of a newly restored version remastered from original film elements by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

$14 general admission, $12 student admission; for more information visit aaiff.org/2015/films/forbidden-city-u-s-a.

Arthur DongArthur Dong has produced, directed, written, edited, and filmed independent films on social issues such as gay rights and the Chinese American experience. A two-time Rockefeller Media Arts Fellow as well as a Guggenheim Fellow in Film, Dong has served on the boards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Film Independent, OutFest, and the National Film Preservation Board at the Library of Congress. His honors include three Sundance Film Festival awards, an Oscar nomination, a Peabody Award, the Berlin Film Festival’s Teddy Award, Taipei’s Golden Horse Award, a GLAAD Media Award, and five Emmy nominations.