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Asian American Studies Center Film Festival

February 19, 2021 - February 21, 2021

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC) celebrate the legacy of Asian American studies with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Film Festival presented virtually on February 19-21 and 26-28, 2021.

The online program includes six features, 13 short films, one television episode and one webisode offering powerful imagery and poignant commentary about meaningful issues facing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Virtual audiences will hear from filmmakers and actors on their creative journeys, as well as from scholars, artists and community leaders on themes that apply to today’s world.

UCLA TFT Professors Sean Metzger, Gina Kim and George Huang are participating in the following panels:

February 20, 2021, 3 p.m. PT – Anna May Wong: Asian American Icon
The Toll of the Sea (1922)
Silent, musical accompaniment provided by Cliff Retallick. Preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Anna May Wong Visits Shanghai, China (5/1/1936)
Stock footage shot for, but never used in, Hearst Metrotone News of Anna May Wong arriving on a Dollar Line boat, surrounded by a group of cameramen and newspapermen.
Hollywood: Season 1, Part 2 (5/1/2020)
Clips from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan’s Hollywood courtesy of Netflix.
Conversation to follow with Anna Wong, niece of Anna May Wong and actor, writer, director Michelle Krusiec
Moderated by Sean Metzger, associate dean and professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

February 27, 2021, 3 p.m. PT – Visions of Fire: LGBTQ+ Voices
Short films: Shu Mai Online (2020), Razor Tongue: Episode 1 (2019), Unspoken (2019), Fruit Fly (2009), 10th Anniversary Sing-Along Edition!
Post-screening conversation to follow with filmmaker H.P. Mendoza and actress, filmmaker and producer Rain Valdez
Moderated by Sean Metzger, associate dean and professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

February 28, 2021, 5 p.m. PT – Food & Family
Short films: Spamfight (2020), Phoenix Bakery: Sweets for the Sweet (2020) Final Recipe (2013)
Pre-recorded conversation to follow with UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television professors Gina Kim, director and producer; and George Huang, screenwriter; and actor Chin Han

To RSVP for these free virtual events and to see a full festival schedule, visit the Asian American Studies Center website.

Details

Start:
February 19, 2021
End:
February 21, 2021
Website:
http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/filmfest/2021/