SLAYING THE DRAGON: RELOADED
film screening and panel discussion presented by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute
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October 27, Thursday
6 to 9 pm
Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded
2011, 30 minutes, USA
director Elaine H. Kim
Benjamin Han, Cinema Studies, NYU
Elaine H. Kim, Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies, UC-Berkeley
Jeff Yang, Asia Society, New York City
Moderated by: Gayatri Gopinath, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU
Slaying The Dragon gets a reboot in Elaine Kim’s recent documentary Slaying The Dragon: Reloaded. Still exploring Asian images in Hollywood film, the documentary takes into account a new generation of viewers and films. While some Asian archetypes remain the same, others are being explored.
The post-screening discussion will feature director Elaine Kim; Benjamin Han, Cinema Studies NYU; and Jeff Yang, curator of the current A/P/A Institute exhibition “Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986,” and will be moderated by Gayatri Gopinath, director of the A/P/A Studies Program at NYU. The discussion will address new and persisting images of Asians in the popular imaginary as well as some of the complexities of shifting archetypes and their psychological and developmental effects on Asian American youth.
Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street
between University Place and Greene Street
This event is free and open to the public. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 212-992-9653, or visit A/P/A Institute.
Co-sponsored by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.