MOCAFilms with CineVision Presents “A Tribute to Jeff Adachi: The Slanted Screen”
Where: Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St.
212-619-4785 Price: $16
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Hollywood has a long tradition of cultural prejudice, particularly when it comes to depicting Asian peoples. For Asian actors, only limited roles are available, and they are often pigeonholed into depicting ethnic stereotypes. The struggle against these stereotypes, as well as the dilemmas facing actors forced to succumb to them, are explored through interviews with Asian actors and filmmakers and in a series of archival film clips covering a century of American film. This program co-presented by Asian Cinevision and the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival.
THE SLANTED SCREEN Director: Jeff Adachi
USA, Documentary, 1 Hour
This feature film is preceded by the following short film:
The Ride is a short film that takes viewers on a personal and intense ride through the underbelly of the criminal injustice system, seen through the eyes of SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who is one of the nation’s few elected public defenders.
Director: Jeff Adachi, Jim Choi
USA, Documentary, 15 mins
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