Crazy Determined Asians: John Chu and the Power of Representation

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Date(s) - 03/17/2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Filmmaker Jon M. Chu joins David L. Eng at The Stephen A. Levin Family Dean’s Forum (School of Arts & Sciences) to talk about artistic passion and the power of representation. Chu’s blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians, the first film by a major Hollywood studio to feature an all-Asian cast in more than 25 years, is a visual feast that helps to counter racial animus at a time when violence against AAPI communities is on the rise. He followed it with his adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In the Heights, and is in pre-production on Wicked.

Thursday, March 17, 2022
4:30 p.m. (Doors open at 4 p.m.)
Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

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The Stephen A. Levin Family Dean’s Forum is an annual celebration of the arts and sciences. Initiated in 1984, the Forum presents leading intellectual figures who exemplify the richness of the liberal arts. It also recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for their academic achievement and intellectual promise. The Levin Family Dean’s Forum is made possible by a generous gift from Stephen A. Levin, C’67, in honor of his son Eric T. Levin, C’92.