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The Big Gay Movie Night: Forbidden City USA


Wednesday June 14, 2023: 6:30pm to 7:30pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room


It was the swinging 30s. The big bands of the 40s. And the crowds were packing the nation's premiere all-Chinese nightclub, Forbidden City. Settled in San Francisco's Chinatown, Forbidden City gained an international reputation with its unique showcase of Chinese American performers in eye-popping all-American extravaganzas. Join AADL for a showing of Forbidden City USA, a documentary full of archival footage and firsthand insight on what it was like to be there. This film presentation is in partnership with The Big Gay Read 2023. This cycle's selection is Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, which takes place in the San Francisco's Chinatown of that time period. Whether you've engaged with the book or not, this event will be enriching for any adult.

This 56-minute documentary is unrated and intended for adults.

This event is part of the 2023 Big Gay Read, featuring Last Night at the Telegraph Club. For all Big Gay Read events, see

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