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APEC week Film Screenings

FREE. Drop in and enjoy!


November 13, 2 & 4 pm

Forever, Chinatown

Documentary Short, 32 min, 2017
Dir. James Q. Chan

Artist Frank Wong’s exquisitely detailed dioramas of the Chinatown of his childhood serve as portals to the past in a rapidly changing San Francisco. (Emmy® Award Nominee; Gold Telly Award Winner)

November 14, 2 & 4 pm

CURIOSITY MAN: The World of Victor Tung Documentary Short, 16 min, 2022

Dir. Corey Tong, Penelope Wong


With an emerging international following, Chinatown’s colorful artist and preeminent couture designer infuses a lifetime of memories into his creations: paintings, photographs, sculptures and one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art – inspiring endless creativity for all who experience his dynamic work.

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November 15, 2 & 4 pm

GAF Music Videos


Meet Chinatown's most energetic ambassadors, the Grant Avenue Follies. Watch their bi-lingual anti-AsianHate rap and find out how the Glammas turned themselves into Rapping Grannies!

November 16

2 pm 

Living Dictionary: Cantonese

Directed by Laura Garber, the film shares the beauty and utility of Cantonese in SF today. Julia Quon will host and teach you how to speak Cantonese in 15 minutes.

4 pm 

Becoming Polka Dot

Documentary Short, 26 min, 2022

Dir. James Q. Chan


No longer just clothing, Dorothy Quock’s hand-made wardrobe are her personal artifacts that embody the singular and extraordinary life of this 87- year-old colorful fashionista, social justice activist, and community treasure. (Best Documentary, River Redwoods Film Festival)

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Thank You: 

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) for making this film screening possible. 

Good Medicine Picture Company for Forever, Chinatown and Chinatown Shorts: You Are Here series

Grant Avenue Follies

Laura Garber for Living Dictionary: Cantonese, and Julia Quon for facilitating Save Cantonese.

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