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The Kim Loo Sisters: Private Preview Screening

June 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


JUST US GIRLS cover 10-26 copySDCHM is honored to present the West Coast preview screening of Kim Loo Sisters: Portrait in Four-Part Harmony, a documentary that sheds light on the experience of many Asian Americans during the Swing Era (1935-1945), as told through the story of the “Kimmies.” Movie screening followed by an informal Q&A with filmmaker Leslie Li. Funny, feisty, thoughtful and candid, the Kim Loo Sisters speak their minds in a documentary film that is both a vivid historical record and a moving memoir of a Chinese-American jazz vocal quartet popular in the first half of the 20th century. Daughters of a Chinese “paper son” and a Polish refugee, they overcame poverty and prejudice to perform first in kiddie revues in and around their hometown of Minneapolis, then on vaudeville circuits around the country, and finally on the Broadway stage and Hollywood screen. Seating is limited. Please pre-book tickets through our Eventbrite webpage: http://tinyurl.com/sdchmsisters

This film is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts 501(c)(3). For more information about the film and filmmaker Leslie Li, please visit: KimLooSisters.com


June 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Chuang Archive & Learning Center
541 B Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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San Diego Chinese Historical Museum