A Moment in Time
Directed by Ruby Yang
With intimate multi-generational interviews and rare film clips, Oscar-winning director Ruby Yang’s A MOMENT IN TIME explores the evolving role of Chinatown movie theaters in San Francisco. The film keeps the legacy alive with records of theater history, connecting Chinese bachelors to the cinema and opera of the 1920s and ’30s and providing news updates from China in the ’50s. As ’60s Hong Kong musicals proved Chinese kids were cool, the Bruce Lee martial arts craze created a new vision of Chinese masculinity in the ’70s.
A MOMENT IN TIME was produced by Lambert Yam, general manager and programmer of the World Theater, and Yang’s husband. The film includes interviews with residents, artists, activists and noted figures like director John Woo and cinematographer Christopher Doyle.
Co-Presenter: Asia Pacific Fund