Event, Film

Reel Portraits Double Feature: Shanghai Express and Hud

Shanghai Express and Hud film posters

Shanghai Express and Hud film posters

Saturday, May 19, 2012
1 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown

Related Exhibition:
Twentieth-Century Americans

Free and open to the public.
Auditorium doors open 30 minutes
before program starts.

The Smithsonian presents two films to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:

1 PM: Shanghai Express (1932, 80 min) is a tale of romance and intrigue that unfolds aboard an express train during the Chinese civil war. Known for its Oscar–winning cinematography by Lee Garmes, this film features Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, and Anna May Wong. Melissa Bisagni (National Museum of the American Indian’s film and video manager) introduces the screening.

3 PM: Hud (1963, 112 min.) starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, and Patricia Neal, depicts a Texas ranching family coming apart at the seams. The film was nominated for 7 Oscars and won 3, including James Wong Howe’s statuette for Best Cinematography (Black and White). Konrad Ng (director, Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Program) introduces this screening.

Portraits of Anna May Wong and James Wong Howe are on view in the related exhibition, Twentieth-Century Americans.

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