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Frank Wong’s Chinatown (working title)

March 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


Frank Wong’s Chinatown (working title)
City College of San Francisco-Chinatown/North Beach Campus
March 12, 2016 5:00 pm

Director/Producer: James Q. Chan
Producer: Corey Tong
Editor/Miniatures Cinematographer: Michael Palmieri
Cinematographer: Jeff den Broeder
Original Music: Pink Martini, Thomas Lauderdale
Associate Producer: Penelope Wong

FRANK WONG’S CHINATOWN (working title) is a story of unknown, self-taught 81-year-old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth.

 This film takes the journey of one individual and maps it to a rapidly changing urban neighborhood from 1940s to present day. A meditation on memory, community, and preserving one’s own legacy, Frank‘s three-dimensional miniature dioramas become rare portals into a historic neighborhood and a window to the artist’s filtered and romanticized memories and emotional struggles. In his compromise with immortality, Frank announces plans to cremate his exquisite works with him upon his death in order to ‘live inside them forever’ in his afterlife.



March 12, 2016
5:00 pm
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