We wrote about Hollywood Chinese about a year ago. The film went from coast to coast last year. Now, the 90 minute documentary gets its national premiere today as part of the American Masters series on PBS. Check your local listing for air times this week.
We can’t say enough about Hollywood Chinese. It covers everything from yellowface (like we have on the Last Airbender), stereotypes in movies, and the struggles of Chinese American breaking into Hollywood from both the actor and director point of views. The film includes interviews with Joan Chen, James Hong, David Henry Hwang, Nancy Kwan, Ang Lee, Christopher Lee, Justin Lin, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang, and BD Wong. This is a must see film.
If you like this film you will enjoy The Slanted Screen and Becoming American: The Chinese Experience.
Hollywood Chinese on PBS