Slaying The Dragon gets a reboot in scholar and ﬁlmmaker Elaine Kimʼs recent documentary Slaying The Dragon: Reloaded. Still exploring Asian images in Hollywood ﬁlm, the documentary takes into account a new generation of viewers and ﬁlms. While some Asian archetypes remain the same, others are being explored.
The post-screening discussion will feature director Elaine Kim; Benjamin Han, Cinema Studies, NYU; and Jeff Yang, curator of the current A/P/A Institute exhibition “Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986,” and will be moderated by Gayatri Gopinath, director of the A/P/A Studies Program at NYU. The discussion will address new and persisting images of Asians in the popular imaginary as well as some of the complexities of shifting archetypes and their psychological and developmental effects on Asian American youth.
Filmmaker Elaine Kim is the Professor and Head of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Association for Asian American Studies Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. She has also authored and co-authored several publications, most recently Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art.