Screening and Director Q&A
All University staff and students are invited to the free screening of Frosted Yellow Willows, a documentary about the Chinese-American actress Anna Mae Wong. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Elaine M. Woo.
Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016
Time: 9:30 - 11 am
Venue: Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Halls, University of Glasgow
About Frosted Yellow Willows
With disarming sensuality and commanding presence, Anna May Wong defined the role of the“Dragon Lady.” Narrated by Nancy Kwan, Anna May Wong ~Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life,Times, and Legend is a story about a Chinese American woman who endured many hardships and heartaches to become an international film star.
From humble beginnings in a Chinese laundry, she went on to star in pictures such as Technicolor’s Toll of the Sea (1922), E.A. Dupont’s Piccadilly (1929) and Josef von Sternberg’s Shanghai Express (1932) with Marlene Dietrich.
Never one to rest on her laurels, Anna would utilize her fame to aid her country and the country of her ancestors during times of war. Her body of work establishes her as a true pioneer of early cinema.
First published: 21 March 2016