2006 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
"The Slanted Screen"
Director: Jeff Adachi
Running Time: 61
The Jack Morton Auditorium
George Washington University
Saturday, Sep 30th, 2006 - 1:00 PM
$7 for non-students/$5 for students with ID
The portrayal of Asian men in American cinema is chronicled in this eye-opening documentary that spans from the time of silent films to the present day. Numerous well-known Asian American entertainers candidly confront social issues that have shaped the portrayals of Asian men in both film and television, and examine how this has affected both the way America views Asian men and the way Asian men in America view themselves. Using insightful interviews with pioneering actors such as Mako and James Shigeta, current stars such as Will Yun Lee and Jason Scott Lee, writer Frank Chin, director Eric Byler, and many others, the progression of the Asian American man in Hollywood is examined with many surprising turns along the way.
Followed by Q&A with APAs working in the arts, entertainment, and media fields, including Eric Byler and Chris Tashima. Moderated by Scott Tong of NPR's Marketplace.
Official Website: http://www.apafilm.org/2006/program_details.php?id=6
Added by oliver on September 29, 2006