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What's Wrong With Frank Chin?, Film Screening
What's Wrong With Frank Chin?, Film Screening

Sat, Nov 04


Clarion Performing Arts Center

What's Wrong With Frank Chin?, Film Screening

An unconventional biography of Frank Chin directed by Curtis Choy.

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Clarion Performing Arts Center, 2 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

About the Event

Unlike conventional biographies, What's Wrong With Frank Chin? does not stop within the confines of one man's personal details or the controversy raging over him during the past 30 years,  but expands to explore the much larger implications of the literary, ideological and cultural changes in Asian America.   Chin is arguably the father/godfather/ayatollah of modern Asian Americanism.  His original and voluminous work will continue to be the subject of literary and scholarly discourse and analysis.  This documentary goes a long way to ensure that succeeding generations realize the richness of their American history without getting bored. The film was completed in 2005. Directed by Curtis Choy.

Best Documentary Feature: 23rd San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

Trailer for the movie:

Frank Chin's blog:

interview with Curtis Choy:

Curtis Choy Short Biography: Curtis Choy is an independent producer and film worker contributing to numerous independent and PBS documentaries, commercials and feature films as a production sound mixer.  He is the director of "Dupont Guy: The Schiz of Grant Avenue", "The Fall of The I-Hotel" and "WWWFrankChin."

His sound recording can be heard on "The Joy Luck Club," "Better Luck Tomorrow," and Academy Award winner "Breathing Lessons."

A post-discussion will be moderated by Jeff M. Giordano.

$6 all-day parking at St. Mary’s Square Garage


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