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#StarringJohnCho: The Call for an Asian American Lead

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#StarringJohnCho: The Call for an Asian American Lead

Time: May 18, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Location: Pearl River Mart Gallery
Street: 395 Broadway
City/Town: New York
Event Discipline: design, visual
Organized By: Pearl River Mart
Latest Activity: May 13

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It’s not just a hashtag — it’s a cultural movement. Screenwriter, creative strategist, and cultural activist William Yu started the #StarringJohnCho project to address the lack of Asian American representation in Hollywood and to bring to life the idea of an Asian American leading actor.

Now the hashtag is brought to life in a multimedia installation. Reminiscent of a movie theater lobby, the installation invites viewers to the imagined world of John Cho as a lead actor, and makes tangible the possibilities for a new kind of movie going experience for Asian Americans.

Join us for the opening reception: May 18, 5 to 7pm. Free and open to the public. 

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