John Chu in conversation with David Eng

Mar 17, 2022 @ -

IN-PERSON @ Harrison Auditorium at the Penn Museum

Filmmaker Jon M. Chu joins David L. Eng 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. As one of Hollywood’s most sought-after filmmakers, Chu’s coming of age also signals a national coming of age for Asian Americans in the arts.