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Reel Talks with Yunte Huang

July 15, 2024, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Talks on movies, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking.

Yunte Huang, Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong's Rendezvous with American History

Hosted by Scott Adlerberg, Film Connoisseur

Yunte Huang, a Guggenheim Fellow, has taught at Harvard and the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is a Distinguished Professor of English. The author of the Edgar Award–winning biography Charlie Chan and Inseparable, both NBCC finalists, Huang speaks frequently about American popular culture.

Scott Adlerberg is the author of the novels Spiders and Flies, Jungle Horses, Graveyard LoveJack Waters, and The Screaming Child. He has written many short stories and contributes pieces regularly to sites such as CrimeReads, Mystery Tribune, and Criminal Element.  Every summer, he hosts the Reel Talks film commentary series in Bryant Park in Manhattan.  He was born in New York City and lives in Brooklyn.

June 10
Foster Hirsch, Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties: The Collapse of the Studio System, the Thrill of Cinerama, and the Invasion of the Ultimate Body Snatcher-- Television

June 17
Imogen Sara Smith, In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City

June 24
Paul Schrader, Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer

July 1
Erin Carlson, No Crying in Baseball: The Inside Story of A League of Their Own: Big Stars, Dugout Drama, and a Home Run for Hollywood

July 8
Scout Tafoya, But God Made Him a Poet: Watching John Ford in the 20th Century

July 15
Yunte Huang, Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong's Rendezvous with American History

July 22
Phillip Lopate, My Affair with Art House Cinema: Essays and Reviews 

July 29
Glenn Kenny, The World is Yours: The Making of Scarface

August 5
Dave Gonzales and Gavin Edwards, MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios

August 12
Casey Sherman, A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown's Most Shocking Crime