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TYRUS: Award-Winning Documentary Screening

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TYRUS: Award-Winning Documentary Screening

Time: May 21, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Boca Raton Public Library
Street: 400 NW 2nd Avenue
City/Town: Boca Raton
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Phone: 561-393-7852
Event Type: documentary, film, movie
Organized By: Boca Raton Public Library
Latest Activity: May 12, 2017

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The Boca Raton Public Library presents the Florida premier screening of TYRUS, an award-winning documentary about the life of Chinese-American painter Tyrus Wong. A brilliant artist, Tyrus Wong once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse. A film and animation legend, Wong was the visual genius behind such classics as Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause. Wong survived Angel Island, the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Great Depression. His talent, humor, humility and resilience are explored in this in-depth portrait of his life. TYRUS premiered at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival and has since garnered awards at film festivals across the country. The film uses original interviews of Wong, guest interviews, archival footage and photos along with clips and concept art from early Hollywood movies and his 80 years of work to tell the story of his remarkable journey from his birthplace in Guangzhou, China, to the boardinghouses of Los Angeles’s old Chinatown and to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Register here.

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