2016 April 27, Wednesday, 9:15PM, Tateuchi
(United States, 2015) Dir.: Pamela Tom
Visual Communications and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival welcomes back past VC staffer Pamela Tom as she presents her debut documentary feature TYRUS. Fresh off its triumphant World Premiere at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival, TYRUS celebrates the life and art of Tyrus Wong, a legendary Chinese American painter, production illustrator, lithographer, and kite builder best known for his concept art for Walt Disney's feature animated film BAMBI. Beginning with the achievement of BAMBI to his game-changing later career as a production concept artist for Warner Bros. Studios, Wong’s strikingly beautiful concept paintings and sketches continue to influence the work of generations of animators and production designers. TYRUS celebrates not only the beauty of his art but reveals to a larger audience a lesser known part of the Chinese American experience — that of its artists and creators.
77 minutes, Documentary Centerpiece.