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Asian American International Film Festival 2015 | New York City

A Tribute to Arthur Dong

We are honored to recognize Oscar®-nominated and three-time Sundance award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong to the New York stage.


  1. BOOK TALK WITH ARTHUR DONG AND RECEPTION

    A Tribute to Arthur Dong, Special Events and Panels / 120 mins
    AAIFF and Museum of Chinese in America are proud to present a book talk and signing with award-winning writer/filmmaker Arthur Dong, who will introduce his book, Forbidden City, USA.
    BOOK TALK WITH ARTHUR DONG AND RECEPTION

    Museum of Chinese in America
    July 26, 2015 6:00 pm


  2. CONVERSATION WITH ARTHUR DONG

    A Tribute to Arthur Dong, Special Events and Panels / 60 mins
    Join us for a lively on-stage conversation with Oscar®-nominated and three-time Sundance award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong. Punctuated with clips from Dong's oeuvre of award-winning films spanning over thirty years, this illuminating talk will cover the personal challenges and emotional thrills of creating artistic and socially relevant independent media.
    CONVERSATION WITH ARTHUR DONG

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 5:15 pm


  3. FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A.

    Arthur Dong / Documentary, A Tribute to Arthur Dong / USA / 1989 / Documentary / 56 mins
    Arthur Dong takes a glimpse into the lives of the performers of the Forbidden City, an all-Chinese nightclub in San Francisco in the 1930s and 40s. The film blends song and dance with more serious themes of racism and identity to showcase a group of performers willing to challenge cultural stereotypes. FORBIDDEN CITY, USA has been digitally remastered from original film elements by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, revealing beautiful and crisp details never before seen.
    FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A.

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 4:00 pm


  4. THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR

    Arthur Dong / Documentary, A Tribute to Arthur Dong / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 87 mins
    When Dr. Haing S. Ngor was forced into labor camps by the Khmer Rouge, little did he know he would escape years of torture and recreate his experiences in a film that would win him an Academy Award®. This film tells the dramatic story about arguably the most recognizable survivor of the Cambodian genocide, a man who became a worldwide ambassador for justice in his homeland, only to be murdered in a Los Angeles Chinatown alley - a case still muddled with conspiracy theories.
    THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR

    Village East Cinema
    July 25, 2015 6:30 pm