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Boston Asian American Film Festival - Tyrus (Thursday)

  • 10/20/2016
  • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Brattle Theatre - Harvard Square


Registration is closed

Come join some of your fellow BKA members at the Boston Asian American Film Festival. We will be organizing a few groups throughout the festival to catch a movie and grab dinner/drinks afterward.

If you are a full or associate member of BKA, BKA will cover the cost of your movie ticket provided that you register on the BKA website before registration closes (see specific events for registration close dates). While we encourage everyone to attend as many of the events and screenings as possible, BKA can only cover the cost of one film per person for the entire festival.

The first organized group will be attending, Tyrus, at the Brattle Theater. There is a Q&A with the director after the film, and, if people are still up for it, we may grab drinks afterward.

Registration for this event (i.e., your free ticket with paid membership) closes on Sunday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. so that we can purchase enough tickets ahead of time.

About the film:

TYRUS is the first in-depth portrait of the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong. The film takes the audience on a remarkable journey – from his birthplace of Guangzhou, China in 1910 to the boarding houses of LA's old Chinatown and the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The film explores his formative years as a young WPA artist and the influence of Sung Dynasty art on his work. At 105, Tyrus continues to live the life of an artist.

The film includes original interviews of Tyrus Wong, guest interviews, archival footage & photos, clips and concept art from early Hollywood movies, animation by renowned animator James Baxter (Kung Fu Panda, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) and over 80 years of Tyrus Wong artwork – much of it rare and never before seen. TYRUS captures the richness and texture of Tyrus's career while also revealing the inner life and character of this rare individual.

For more information about the film or the Boston Asian American Film Festival, please visit their website: http://www.baaff.org/

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