For five nights every September, a vacant lot near Boston's Chinatown Gate becomes a free, outdoor cinema, showing Kung-Fu and classic Chinese-language films under the stars. Come join us for these free outdoor movies, and enjoy the community spirit at Boston's Chinatown.
Films at the Gate is presented by the Asian Community Development Corporation. Please support the outdoor movie event by making a contribution or becoming a sponsor. All net proceeds from the screenings are donated to Asian Voices of Organized Youth for Community Empowerment (A-VOYCE), a program of ACDC.
Currently the lot is under snow, but we're already thinking about free, outdoor movies in the neighborhood. Visit our website and send us your suggestions for Films at the Gate 2009.
About the Outdoor Movies
For five nights every September, a vacant lot near Boston's Chinatown Gate becomes a free, outdoor cinema, showing Kung-Fu and classic Chinese-language films. The outdoor movie events at Films at the Gate are a collaborative project of several Chinatown residents and the Asian Community Development Corporation. The series seeks to:
* improve awareness of Boston's Chinatown as a site of cultural activity
* restore a tradition of shared, public experience of Chinese-language films in Chinatown through outdoor movies
* provide temporary community use of Chinatown's underutilized spaces, draw foot-traffic to neighborhood restaurants, and make downtown Boston a destination beyond the working hours.
The Asian Community Development Corporation is a founding sponsor and presenter of Films at the Gate. ACDC is a community-based organization serving the Asian American community of Greater Boston, with an emphasis on preserving and revitalizing Boston's Chinatown.
Jean Lukitsh is the curator of the series. Jean is a former resident of Chinatown, and was the projectionist for two of the three cinemas that existed in Boston's Chinatown in the 70s and 80s. Jean is a regular contributor to the popular website Kung Fu Cinema, a student of local wushu Master Bow Sim Mark, and a martial arts teacher in Boston.
Leslie and Sam Davol are founding producers of the event. They live in Chinatown with their two children.
Source: Films at the Gate official website -http://www.filmsatthegate.org/