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Screening of “Made in Vietnam”

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Made In Vietnam

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is once again proud to be a partner of Asian Pop-Up Cinema. Our offering for Season 7 is "Made in Vietnam," a Canadian-Vietnamese production.

Thi Vo was a refugee who escaped from Vietnam with his mother when he was only a baby, escaping war and poverty. After fleeing to Hong Kong, they later immigrated to Canada when Thi Vo was just four years old. Thirty years later, he decides to not only find his extended family, but also to locate his father and uncover the mysteries of his past.

In this emotional, heartfelt feature documentary, Thi Vo and his friends navigate Vietnam as they search for clues about their backgrounds and connect with people who help them along their way.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2-4pm

238 W 23rd St, Chicago, IL 60616


Free attendance, but RSVP is required.

 

Mainland

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Maineland

Sat, October 13, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

Location

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

The Chinese American Musem of Chicago is pleased to host a special screening of MAINELAND, directed by Miao Wang.

"Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of ’parachute students’ from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education, escape from the dreaded Chinese college entrance exam, and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. As Stella and Harry’s fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, they ruminate on their experiences of alienation, culture clash, and personal identity, sharing new understandings and poignant discourses on home and country."

We will host a video Q&A with Ms. Wang after the conclusion of the film. RSVP is required.

Check out the trailer here.

 

Encore Presentation: “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

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Chinese Exclusion Act


The Chinese American Museum of Chicago premiered the Director’s Cut of “The Chinese Exclusion Act” in February and has since received numerous requests for an encore presentation.

In collaboration with the Chicago South Side Film Festival, we are very excited to bring you the theatrical release of this excellent documentary.

Light refreshments will start at 11:30, and the screening will begin at noon. The film lasts about two hours, after which filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu will join us via video for Q&A.


Please RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chicago-south-side-film-festival-presents-the-chinese-exclusion-act-tickets-48850367765) to reserve your spot!


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DATE AND TIME

Sun, September 30, 2018

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

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Come celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with the Chinese American Museum of Chicago with music, food, storytelling, arts and craft, and more!

Also called the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, it is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest, and mooncake is the main most characteristic festival food. Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated in East Asian countries celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. This year, it falls on September 24, so let's get the festivities started early!

This is a family-friendly free event, but RSVP is required.

DATE AND TIME

Sat, September 22, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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Artist Talk and Film Screening of "Requiem"

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The Chinese American Museum of Chicago and re.riddle are pleased to present a screening of a documentary film by Jim Choi, "Requiem," based on the contemporary art exhibition by Summer Mei-Ling Lee, inspired by the untold story of the Chinese American diaspora, and the role of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals' efforts in repatriating displaced Chinese bodies back home during the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882-1943. The documentary film is a moving piece following the journey of the artist as she learns about the history of the bone boxes in relation to the diaspora. "Requiem re-traces a search for homelands and final resting places—an infinity loop of yearning and memory that implicates viewer, artist, the Chinese migrants of yore who sought to return to China after death, and those who facilitated this return" (Koh, C., Art Practical, 2018). Following the film, artist Summer Lee will speak about her experience working on the film and art installation.


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DATE AND TIME

Sat, August 25, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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