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I.M. Pei: Building China Modern (Episode #2301)

KQED Life: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Now in his early 90s, I.M. Pei was invited to design a modern museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou. This film follows this personal and architectural journey from west to east, an expansive full-circle, a literal coming home -- a realization of Pei's lifelong dream. But also, his biggest challenge and, seven and a half years in the making, a work that he ultimately defines as "my biography." While Pei's perspective is always in the forefront, local residents, design specialists, Suzhou officials, architects, designers and scholars comment on Pei's life and work.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Hollywood Chinese (Episode #2202)

KQED 9: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

From the first Chinese-American film produced in 1916, to Ang Lee's triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, this films brings together a group of actors, writers, directors - and iconic film images - to examine how Chinese people have contributed to and been portrayed in an industry that was often ignorant and dismissive about race. Moving far beyond the stereotypical and exotic images of Suzy Wong and Bruce Lee, such artists as Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, David Henry Hwang, Nancy Kwan and Amy Tan, among many others, share their experiences of being "the other." These storytellers and film clips from more than 90 films - some dating back to the 1890s - weave a rich tapestry and complex history.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 9:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

Neil Young: Don't Be Denied (Episode #2203)

KQED Life: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Neil Young grants rare and unprecedented access for this documentary in which he traces his musical journey in his own words. The film includes new interviews shot in New York and California and utilizes previously unseen performance footage from the star's own extensive archives. It also features cohorts Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Nils Lofgren and James Taylor. From his first success with Buffalo Springfield to the bi-polar opposites of mega-stardom with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the soulful rock of Crazy Horse, Young's career has enjoyed many guises. The film takes Young through his rise in the '60's, his solo artist period in the '70's, his '80's embrace of the New Wave, and it ends with Young still refusing to be denied, pursuing a more eclectic musical approach but also touring in the USA with Crosby Stills Nash & Young and teaming on occasion with Crazy Horse.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Lennon NYC (Episode #2306H)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

In October 2010, John Lennon would have been 70 years old. In December 2010, he will have been dead for 30 years. Yet, his art still haunts us. It still matters deeply and it is still deeply relevant. It still speaks to millions of people. This film establishes Lennon as an American artist. It is, essentially, a classic immigrant tale: Lennon and Ono left London in 1971 in search of freedom, both artistic and personal. We hear Lennon's song New York City and follow into their life - their commitment to peace and political activism, their struggles to remain in America and, of course, the greatest music from that period and the concert footage from Lennon's first two albums, Plastic Ono Band and Imagine. With unprecedented and exclusive cooperation from Yoko Ono, access to never-before-seen material from the Lennon archives and conversations with those closest to him - Ono, Elton John, the photographer Bob Gruen, Ringo Starr -- this program tells John Lennon's story as it has never been told before -- and as it will never be told again.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Hollywood Chinese (Episode #2202)

KQED World: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 5:30 AM

From the first Chinese-American film produced in 1916, to Ang Lee's triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, this films brings together a group of actors, writers, directors - and iconic film images - to examine how Chinese people have contributed to and been portrayed in an industry that was often ignorant and dismissive about race. Moving far beyond the stereotypical and exotic images of Suzy Wong and Bruce Lee, such artists as Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, David Henry Hwang, Nancy Kwan and Amy Tan, among many others, share their experiences of being "the other." These storytellers and film clips from more than 90 films - some dating back to the 1890s - weave a rich tapestry and complex history.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 9:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 11:30 AM
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