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Title Forever, Chinatown
Published New Day Films, 2016
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (32 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Forever, Chinatown is a documentary of unknown, self-taught 81-year-old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth. This film takes the journey of one individual and maps it to a rapidly changing urban neighborhood from 1940s to present day. A meditation on memory, community, and preserving one's own legacy, Frank's three-dimensional miniature dioramas become rare portals into a historic neighborhood and a window to the artist's filtered and romanticized memories and emotional struggles. In his bargain with immortality, Frank announces plans to cremate his exquisite works with him upon his death in order to 'live inside them forever' in his afterlife
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by New Day Films in 2016
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Wong, Frank
Artists -- California -- San Francisco.
Diorama -- California -- San Francisco.
Models and modelmaking -- California -- San Francisco.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- 20th century -- History.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Chan, James, 1949- film director
New Day Films, distributor
Kanopy (Firm), distributor