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Oct. 9: Clarion Performing Arts Center’s Clarion Film Club Presents SEEKING HOME and EMPRESS YEE AND THE MAGICAL HISTORY OF CHINATOWN by Marc Pomerleau

Clarion Performing Arts Center is presenting an evening with filmmaker Marc Pomerleau and is screening two of his films, Seeking Home and Empress Yee and the Magical History of Chinatown on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PDT/ 7:00 p.m. EST.  at Clarion Performing Arts Center, 2 Waverly Place, San Francisco, Ca, 94108

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About this event

Seeking Home, a short film by Marc Pomerleau and Austin Nguyen, follows Marc’s personal exploration of Asian identity, San Francisco Chinatown, the Asian American experience, and the desire that resides in all of us to discover who we are and what it means to be home.

Empress Yee and the Magical History of Chinatown is another film by Marc Pomerleau, co-produced with Awesome Theatre. It tells the story of Cynthia Yee, a burlesque dancer, entertainer, educator, tour guide, all-around mover and shaker and bender of traditional norms, born, raised, and still creating magic in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

You will experience a deep-dive into Chinatown and its history. We will help you explore the lives of those people who walked the streets of Chinatown in the 50’s and 60’s. 

About the Venue

Clarion Performing Arts Center is a hidden gem in the heart of Chinatown. Its intimate setting and cozy seating bring audience and performers together to create magic. It’s a space of respite from the bustling neighborhood. Discover Galeria Clarion and the Showgirl Magic Museum in the underground alcove. During the pandemic we’re open on Saturdays only during the music and film club. Face mask and proof of vaccination is required.

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and an award-winning filmmaker. She is the co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, and The Last Dragon. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short indie films Hide and Seek (Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Best Actress Nomination), Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World Was Young (2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative). BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia is also a portrait and performing arts photographer and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia writes about arts and entertainment on her Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog. The Lia Chang theater portfolio collection, 1989-2011, is housed in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) collection located in the Library of Congress’ Asian Reading Room and The Billy Rose Theatre Division of The New York Public Library. www.liachang.com