Jan 24, 2024 – The Dragon Painter [silent film accompaniment]

When: Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, at 1:00 PM EST
What: The Dragon Painter
Venue: MoMA, Floor T2/T1, Theater 2 / The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
Address: 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019, USA


Event Overview:
MoMA showcases “The Dragon Painter” (1919), a pivotal film in American cinema featuring Japanese American actor Sessue Hayakawa. The event includes a 35mm print from the film’s 4K digital restoration, accentuating its historical and cultural significance.

Details of the Films Being Screened:
Directed by William Worthington, this silent film stars Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, and Edward Peil Sr., presenting a 61-minute story against the magnificent backdrop of Yosemite. The film is known for its respectful portrayal of Asian characters during a period of prevalent stereotypes.