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First Thursdays Film Series Presents: The Slanted Screen

From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to “Harold & Kumar Go to Whitecastle,” “The Slanted Screen” explores the portrayals of Asian men in American cinema, chronicling the experiences of actors who have had to struggle against ethnic stereotyping and limiting roles. The film presents a critical examination of Hollywood’s image-making machine, through a faxcinating parade of 50 film clips spanning a century.

Winner of the Best Short Documentary award at the NY International Independent Film & Video film festival, “The Slanted Screen” includes interviews with actors Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, James Shigeta, Dustin Nguyen, Phillip Rhee, Will Yun Lee, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, comedian Bobby Lee, producer Terence Chang, casting director Heidi Levitt, writer Frank Chin, and directors Gene Cajayon and Eric Byler.

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: Cantor Film Center
Address:
36 East 8th Street, Theater 101
New York, NY 10003 United States
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