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Reel Feminism: Anna May Wong

January 9, 2013

January is here, and that means it’s time for the opening night of Reel Feminism!

This month we have a double feature for you: Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words and Thief of Baghdad. Join us at the Clinton Street Theater on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7 PM to celebrate the life and work of this groundbreaking actress and feminist icon.

c830 Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words
Yunah Hong’s engrossing 2011 documentary is an entertaining and imaginative survey of Wong’s career, exploring the impact Wong had on images of Asian American women in Hollywood, both then and now. Excerpts from Wong’s films, archival photographs and interviews enhance this richly detailed picture of a woman and her extraordinary life.
A thief falls in love with the Caliph of Bagdad’s daughter. The Caliph will give her hand to the suitor that brings back the rarest treasure after seven moons. The thief sets off on a magical journey while, unbeknownst to him, another suitor, the Prince of the Mongols, is not playing by the rules.
This is Wong’s second film; its widespread marketing helped introduce her to the public.

Admission is sliding scale, $5-10, with everything over $5 going directly to benefit In Other Words Feminist Community Center. You can RSVP on Facebook.

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