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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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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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Restaurants That Shaped Chicago's Neighborhoods: Chinatown

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The neighborhoods that make up Chicago’s rich cultural landscape have been defined by the restaurants that anchor them. In Local Flavor, the popular food writer Jean Iversen chronicles eight beloved local eateries, from Chinatown on the South Side to Rogers Park in the far North, tracing the story of how they became neighborhood institutions.

Iversen has meticulously gathered the tales, recipes, and cultural traditions that define Chicago’s culinary past and present. Rich with firsthand accounts from local restaurateurs, their families, long-time customers, and staff, Local Flavor is a community-driven look at Chicago through a gastronomical lens.

Including recipes for popular dishes from each restaurant that readers can try at home, Local Flavor weaves together ethnography, family, and food history into a story that will enthrall both food and Chicago history lovers.

Come and hear about the restaurants that have shaped Chicago and especially Chinatown's Wow Kow Restaurant, which sadly closed in February this year.

Light refreshments to highlight Chinatown's diverse cuisines will be provided.

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DATE AND TIME

Sat, September 29, 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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