MOCATalks: Forever Chinatown: A Forgotten Film with Danielle Seid

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm



Tickets are $15 and include wine and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!

Join us as professor Danielle Seid introduces and provide crucial context surrounding the "orphan" documentary film Forever Chinatown (1960) produced and directed by her grandparents. She will also share exciting discoveries uncovered in her research on the film such as the film's surprising intersections with Hollywood and the Hong Kong New Wave. The presentation will include short film
clips containing rare footage of NYC's Chinatown and Chinese American life at mid-century.


Danielle Seid is an assistant professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY. Her varied interests in media include film and TV history, racial performance, documentary film, and celebrity culture. Currently she is working on a book that examines the forgotten histories of Asian American women on US network television as media artifacts of US empire in Asia and the Pacific. Her scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in Amerasia, Feminist Media Studies, Feminist Media Histories,TSQ, and The Journal of Popular Culture.