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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.

See the trailers here: http://madeinvietnamfilm.com/made-in-vietnam-trailers/

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2-4pm

238 W 23rd St, Chicago, IL 60616

Free attendance, but RSVP is required.


Screening of "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail"

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The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is pleased to present "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail," which tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York.

Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle.

Producer Mark Mitten and Director Steve James will be in attendance to discuss the film with members of the Sung family.

See the official theatrical trailer here.

Sat, November 10, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

Attendance is free, but RSVP is required.



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Sat, October 13, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT


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.


慶祝中秋節 // Mid-Autumn Festival

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Roots & Routes Initiative and Chinese American Museum of Chicago would like to invite everyone to a special night out in a hidden gem along the lakefront!!

There will be family friendly activities Chinese Lantern Making Activity * Community Prairie Planting *Storytelling


Set in Stone Gathering Space in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor

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Sat, September 15, 2018

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

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Set in Stone Gathering Space

3155 South Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

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