The Last Emperor 

Special guests: Pre-screening conversation with actresses Joan Chen and Lisa Lu.

In 2015, #OscarsSoWhite went viral and fueled a movement that exposed the decades-long scarcity of Academy Award nominations for people of color in acting categories. In the Oscars' 94-year history, only three Best Picture winners featured mostly Asian casts, and none of these received any acting nominations: Parasite (2019), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), and The Last Emperor, which won nine of nine nominations. This presentation of The Last Emperor not only celebrates the breathtaking imagination of director Bernardo Bertolucci’s epic vison of China, but also gives audiences a chance to reconsider the Academy’s omission of honors for its brilliant cast. 

DIRECTOR: Bernardo Bertolucci. WRITTEN BY: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci. CAST: John Lone, Joan Chen, Vivian Wu Maggie Han. 1987. 163 min. UK/Hong Kong/Italy. Color. English, Mandarin, Japanese. DCP.
November’s Oscar® Sundays are programmed as part of the series Hollywood Chinese: The First 100 Years, guest programmed by Arthur Dong.
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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