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Movie Discussion: Forever Chinatown
Sep 29 - Virtual Event
Movie Discussion: Forever Chinatown
Sep 29 - Virtual Event

Please join us for a Zoom movie discussion: to share your perspectives, thoughts and feelings and hear those of others, about of the award-winning 32-minute documentary "Forever, Chinatown" (2016) produced and directed by James Q. Chan.

Many public libraries offer free streaming of this movie from their Kanopy online movie streaming service. Many of these libraries also offer free membership that you can apply for online. Also, your commercial online movie streaming services may have this movie.

See film review from the Hawaii Herald: The film features 81 years old Frank Wong who was “Born in Los Angeles and raised in San Francisco, Wong worked as a prop master for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and several other major Hollywood studios.”
From the movie website: "Forever, Chinatown (Emmy-nominee, Documentary Cultural/Historical) is a story of an unknown, self-taught 81-year-old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth.

This film takes the journey of one individual and maps it to a rapidly changing urban neighborhood from 1940s to present day. A meditation on memory, community, and preserving one’s own legacy, Frank‘s three-dimensional miniature dioramas become rare portals into a historic neighborhood and a window to the artist’s memories and emotional struggles."

"Forever, Chinatown" Clip 1

"Forever, Chinatown" Clip 2

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Date and Time
Thursday, September 29, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PT
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