MOCAFilms presents The Lost Arcade by Irene Kim Chin

Thu, May 23, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Blinking, beaming, and ringing, The Lost Arcade intimately memorializes the end of video arcades in New York City, while celebrating the camaraderie and history of a pop culture phenomenon. The film is an exceptional directorial debut that focuses on the Chinatown Fair, the Mott Street landmark where generations honed their craft, made friends and lost at tic-tac-toe to a chicken. Masterfully presenting the sights and sounds of a changing scene, wistful yet hopeful, and full of the faces and characters that radiate fun and innovation, The Lost Arcade is a dazzling portrait of technostalgia and a timely commentary on the corporate era’s incineration of modest businesses, and the resiliency of the dedicated enthusiasts.

 

Director/Producer Irene Chin will host a Q&A after screening.


Irene Chin is a filmmaker and writer originally from Alexandria, Virginia and Honolulu, Hawaii, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her first short film as director/producer, The Bachelorette Party, premiered at the NewFilmmakers NY series at Anthology Film Archives. Her first documentary as writer/producer, The Lost Arcade, premiered at DOC NYC and went on to screen at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Wexner Center for the Arts, Open City Docs London, Melbourne International Film Festival, Glasgow International Film Festival, IFFBoston. The New York Times called The Lost Arcade, “Part scrappy, part sweet, and wholly enjoyable...a love letter to a vanished piece of New York.” The New Yorker said the film was “raw and intimate.” Irene graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York.