Who Killed Vincent Chin?

Los Angeles Restoration Premiere. Post-screening conversation with director Renee Tajima-Peña and executive producer Juanita Anderson. Introduction remarks by filmmakers Julie Ha and Eugene Yi.

Los Angeles Restoration Premiere

In 1982, a Chinese American man named Vincent Chin was beaten to death after his bachelor party by two auto-workers during a time of anti-Asian hate as Japan was blamed for the downturn in the US auto industry. This powerful documentary, nominated for the Documentary (Feature) Oscar, explores the lives of Chin and his killers, the outrage over the sentence the perpetrators received, and the cultural context in which the killing occurred.  

Note by Robert Reneau. 
DIRECTED BY: Christine Choy, Renée Tajima.  1987. 82 min. USA. Color. English, Taishanese. DCP.  Restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, in association with the Museum of Chinese in America. Restoration funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation, with additional support provided by Todd Phillips.
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.