CCC x CounterPulse Presents - Melissa Lewis: Bruce Lee Film Screening
Chinese Culture Center, Visual Art Center
750 Kearny St., 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
CCC and CounterPulse will be hosting an intimate Bruce Lee film screening with CounterPulse Performing Diaspora 2018 Artist-in-Residence, Melissa Lewis, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Following the screening, participate in a Q&A with Lewis around the themes of her upcoming work, I dreamed Bruce Lee was my father, and the continual socio-cultural impact of Bruce Lee on Asian American identity and representation in film.
Melissa Lewis is a Chinese American artist working with mixed identities and mediums that engage notions of decolonization, mother tongues, drag and queerness. Melissa has been dreaming and reading about Bruce Lee for the last year. Her interdisciplinary work has been shown at SOMArts, ODC, Z Space, Tenderloin Museum, the sardine, Book & Job Gallery, and at other local and international venues. You can learn more about the artist on her website.
CounterPulse is a San Francisco nonprofit that provides space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture. CounterPulse represents a 25 year legacy of experimental and interdisciplinary dance and performance in San Francisco. You can learn more about CounterPulse on their website.
Performing Diaspora is an Artist-in-Residence program that supports artists drawing on tradition as a radical way to be responsive, inclusive, and support equity. This year CounterPulse resident artists, Melissa Lewis and Cynthia Ling Lee, presents works that connect the historical othering of Asian bodies and current xenophobic regimes while honoring the legacy of local master, film icon, and hero, Bruce Lee.
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is a non-profit organization that elevates underserved communities and gives voice to equality through education and contemporary art. Founded in 1965, CCC communicates the humanity of our community through arts and culture, and shifts the dominant narrative about Asian Americans.