Past Event

Feb 18 | 3:30 pm

Freckled Rice Preceded byour chinatown

Stephen C. Ning, Director
Yuet- Fung Ho, Co-Producer/Assistant Director

“This beautiful, ruminative odyssey captures indelibly the trauma of generations of immigrants whose concepts of the family conflict with our free-spirited culture.”

— David Edelstein, The Village Voice

Freckled Rice is a 1983 film shot entirely in Boston’s Chinatown. In this digitally remastered lost, local classic, 13-year-old Joe Soo comes of age and to terms with his Chinese America heritage in Boston during the 1960s. This engrossing drama, full of streetwise humor and insight, gives viewers amazing glimpses of Boston as it was decades ago.

Projecting Connections: Chinese American Experiences
Using film as a lens to reflect on the vast lived experiences of the Chinese in the Greater Boston Area, this special spring series features films and post-show curated discussions designed to build and foster meaningful community conversation.

Our Chinatown

Directed by: Kenneth Eng & Curtis Chin

11 mins | Short Documentary | In English

A son of Boston’s Chinatown, Paul W. Lee, returns to help build affordable housing. Our Chinatown is a collection of short vignettes that highlight the activists who are keeping Chinatown alive.



Bright Family Screening Room (BFSR)
559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111


Feb 18, 2024 | 3:30 pm


59 minutes


All Ages

In English/Cantonese, English subtitles when Cantonese is spoken

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