WHAT'S WRONG WITH FRANK CHIN?

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - October 15, 2005 - 2:00 PM

Cost: FREE
Ticket Code: 1015A
WHAT'S WRONG WITH FRANK CHIN?
Documentary Feature
Director:
Curtis Choy
Format:
Video
Running Time:
97
This stirring biography of the controversial author and educator depicts a life full of passion and drama. An early activist in the burgeoning Asian American identity movement, Frank Chin helped found Asian American literary journals and drama companies. He was also an early proponent of reparations for Japanese American internees, lending a forceful voice to their cause that was at times a step ahead of the Japanese American community. Such a strong personality often begets conflict with other equally intense voices, and Frank Chin's ongoing disputes with Maxine Hong Kingston, among others, are legendary. Curtis Choy, himself a pioneer in Asian American film, has created an engrossing new film that captures Frank Chin in all his complexities, anger, joy, and humor.