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Asian Heritage Month-  Chinatown Short Films by James Q. Chan
Asian Heritage Month-  Chinatown Short Films by James Q. Chan

Sat, May 07

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San Francisco

Asian Heritage Month- Chinatown Short Films by James Q. Chan

Emmy-Nominated film director James Q. Chan will be showing two of his films "Bloodline" and "Becoming Polka Dot". After the screening, there will be an in-person Q&A with James and Dorothy Quock a.k.a Polka Dot!

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Time & Location

May 07, 2022, 4:00 PM

San Francisco, 2 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

About the Event

"Bloodline"

Local Bay Area chef Tu David Phu (Top Chef contestant; SF Chronicle Rising Star) discovers that the lessons learned in his family kitchen run deeper than his formal training.

"Becoming Polka Dot"

No longer just clothing, Dorothy Quock’s hand-made wardrobe are her personal artifacts that embody the singular and extraordinary life of this 88-year-old colorful fashionista, social justice activist, and community treasure.

About Director:

James Q. Chan is an Emmy-nominated producer and director based in San Francisco. Recent producing credits include PLAGUE AT THE GOLDEN GATE (American Experience, May 2022); CHINATOWN RISING (America ReFramed, May 2022). Recent directing projects include BLOODLINE (KQED/Truly CA); large-format 360° CIRCLE VISION films for Disney; and launching the doc series CHINATOWN SHORTS. 

His film FOREVER, CHINATOWN (Emmy® Nominee) received multiple festival awards, screened globally with American Film Showcase where James serves as a filmmaker envoy. James received a Certificate of Honor from the Board of Supervisors for his work highlighting stories from the API community. 

His sensibilities throughout his projects are shaped by his refugee and working class background, love for nature shows, and memories of his mother’s cooking. He is currently adapting Laurence Yep’s acclaimed CHILD OF THE OWL book into a narrative series set in San Francisco’s Chinatown. James is a 2021 YBCA100 Honoree and a member of the Directors Guild of America.

Tickets

  • General Admission (1 persons)

    50 percent of all ticket revenues go towards the filmmaker!

    $10.00
    +$0.25 service fee
  • Group Admission (3 persons)

    50 percent of all ticket revenues go towards the filmmaker!

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee

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