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Golden Gate Girls

This highly personal documentary chronicles director Louisa Wei’s efforts to reconstruct the life and career of Esther Eng, a Chinese-American director born in San Francisco in the early 1900s. Today, Eng has been virtually forgotten. Wei’s documentary paints a fascinating picture of how her career in filmmaking broke through gender and racial boundaries in Hollywood and Hong Kong, at a time when opportunities for Chinese women in the industry were few and far between.


We are pleased to welcome writer/director Louisa Wei for a post- screening Q&A.