An Evening of Celebration: Remembering the Lives of Corky Lee & Geoff Lee

Friday, January 6, 2023 | 6:30pm to 9:30

Manny Cantor Center
197 East Broadway, 6th Floor, Manhattan

RSVP Required: Register Online
Note: Limited seats & wait list now available for this event.

Please join our community in Manhattan’s Chinatown to celebrate the life of photojournalist Corky Lee and musician/actor Geoff Lee at this FREE indoor screening event co-organized by CPLDC (Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation) and filmmaker Patrick Chen.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided in compliment of Tochi Snacks, Sool, Sanzo, and Lunar.

All donations received from this event will go to CPLDC.

Film Program

The Last Tip (5 mins) – Narrative
Dir. Patrick Chen

During the course of his meal, a loyal patron reminisces about his past at his favorite restaurant one last time at 69 Bayard Street.

Not on the Menu: Corky Lee’s Life and Work (15 mins) – Documentary
Dir. Wendy Junru Huang

One man’s 40-year dedication to documenting the everyday life of Asian Americans and their fight for civil rights in New York City

Tender Ears (23 mins) – Narrative
Dir. Jasmine Wang

During a brief trip home, a second-generation Chinese American woman and her first-gen mother find their differing cultural ideals clashing.

Dear Corky (17 mins) – Documentary
Dir. Curtis Chin

For over fifty years, Corky Lee photographed New York’s Chinatown and Asian American communities around the country. With a strong sense of social justice, he captured activists, celebrities, and everyday heroes. Sadly, Corky fell to COVID. Through his own words and pictures, Dear Corky reveals the man behind the camera.

A Father’s Son (29 mins) – Narrative
Dir. Patrick Chen

A story-spinoff based on author Henry Chang’s crime novel series of NYPD Detective Jack Yu. Set in the early ’90s when local street gangs terrorized Manhattan’s Chinatown, our story centers on Jack Yu investigating the murder of a teenage boy involved in a turf war. Amidst the broad distrust and racial divide between the Chinatown community and NYPD, our lone lawman searches for a nondescript immigrant family to deliver a shattering message that forces Jack to revisit the conflicted relationship with his own father.

Event Sponsors
Asian Americans for Equality | Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. | Hamilton Madison House

In-Kind Sponsors

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