Film Poster for To Whom It May Concern Ka Shen’s Journey


The FOURTH film in our Series titled: Chasing the Ghost of Suzie Wong

Within just two years Nancy Kwan had become the world’s most recognizable Chinese film star. Some have argued that she was, in fact, the world's FIRST major world-wide Chinese star predating Bruce Lee by some 10 years. With 1960’s “The World of Suzie Wong" and 1961’s “Flower Drum Song", Nancy Kwan had arrived in a major way. The question remains, however, arrived at what exactly. After these phenomenal successes, there were very few well-written films for Asian actors (let alone Asian female actors) in Hollywood. By the mid-1960’s Kwan’s star had already begun to dim with a series of “B" movie roles. The nadir of this period was the mid-1970s with a series of utterly forgettable exploitation movies that were a huge waste of her talent.

Despite all this, Nancy Kwan is, if anything, a survivor. Acting in television and doing various cameo roles in many different films she pushed her way through the years with several memorable performances. "To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen’s Journey" is a documentary that chronicles the length and breadth of Kwan’s career through 2010. It also provides a real insight into the struggles of Asian and Asian American film artists through this pivotal time.

Click here to view a trailer on the film.

Chasing the Ghost of Suzie Wong Film Series - "To Whom It May Concern"

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018, 6:30 PM

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The FOURTH film in our Series titled: Chasing the Ghost of Suzie Wong Within just two years Nancy Kwan had become the world’s most recognizable Chinese film star. Some have argued that she was, in fact, the world's FIRST major world-wide Chinese star predating Bruce Lee by some 10 years. With 1960’s “The World of Suzie Wong” and 1961’s “Flower Drum...

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Films in the Series
Date
Movie
Release Date
Director
June 12, 2018
Love is a Many-Splendoured Thing
1955
Henry King
June 26, 2018
World of Suzie Wong
1960
Richard Quine
July 10, 2018
My Name Ain't Suzie / 花街時代
1985
Angela Chan / 陳安琪
July 24, 2018
To Whom It May Concern Ka Shen’s Journey
2009
Brian Jamieson
August 7, 2018
Breakfast at Tiffany's
1961
Blake Edwards
August 21, 2018
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