Screening & Live Event

Part of Changing the Picture (2017)
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image – Bartos Screening Room

With director Pamela Tom in person  

Part of Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner Inc.  

Dir. Pamela Tom. 2015. 77 mins. To art lovers, Tyrus Wong was a renowned painter who once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse. To film buffs, he is the visual genius behind such classic films as Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause. To Southern California beach-goers, he is the innovative kite designer whose colorful creations fill the sky. Tyrus takes viewers on a journey from the artist's birthplace in Guangzhou, China in 1910 to the boarding houses of Los Angeles’s old Chinatown and the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Pamela Tom's expansive and insightful documentary explores the enduring impact of his work across multiple artistic mediums, as well as his personal journey navigating racial bigotry in twentieth-century America.

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)

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