12 Nov, 2023 2:00 pm

Festival Lounge

401 Richmond St W.
Commons Lobby (Suite 440)

Free event. No RSVP necessary.

All proceeds from book sales at this event go to Reel Asian. 

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Catch Jeff Yang in conversation with Madelyn Chung about his new book, THE GOLDEN SCREEN. Purchase a copy at the special discounted rate of $40 and get it signed!

The past decade has been a groundbreaking era for Asian-centric storytelling in Hollywood films, from the mainstream success of Crazy Rich Asians to the amazing achievements of Everything, Everywhere All at Once, culminating in the film’s seven wins at the 2023 Academy Awards. Featuring a foreword from newly crowned ‘Best Actress’ Michelle Yeoh and an afterword by director Jon M. Chu, THE GOLDEN SCREEN is an in-depth look at these cinematic triumphs, and the decades of films that paved the way by culture critic and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Yang. The book also includes commentary and conversations from Hollywood’s most visible faces, such as Simu Liu, Lulu Wang, Daniel Dae Kim, Janet Yang, Ronny Chieng, Alice Wu, and Ken Jeong.

Featuring over 100 photographs along with gorgeous, original artwork from nine esteemed Asian illustrators, including Toma Nguyen, barbarian flower, Jun Cen, Cryssy Cheung, Cliff Chiang, Yu-Ming Huang, JiYeun Kang, Ashraf Omar, and Zi Xu, THE GOLDEN SCREEN is a beautiful keepsake for movie and history fans alike.


Madelyn Chung
EIC and Founder of RepresentASIAN Project

Madelyn Chung is a multidisciplinary creative, speaker and registered psychotherapist with a focus on supporting the Asian North American community.

She is the founder of The RepresentASIAN Project, the leading Canadian media platform catering to the Asian North American diaspora, and The Blossom Mental Health Fund, a registered non-profit dedicated to supporting the mental health of Asian Canadians. Madelyn has previously worked at HuffPost Canada, FASHION and Netflix Editorial, where she was part of the core team that launched @netflixgolden, a social channel catered to the Asian diaspora.

In 2021, she was named one of Bay Street Bull’s Women of the Year and in 2023, she was listed among View the Vibe’s POWER 60: Inspiring Asian-Canadians of Influence. Through her writing, advocacy and therapy work, Madelyn is committed to empowering and uplifting the Asian North American community.


Jeff Yang

Jeff Yang has been observing, exploring, and writing about the Asian American community for over thirty years. He launched one of the first Asian American national magazines, A. Magazine, in the late nineties and early 2000s, and now writes frequently for CNN, New York Times, and elsewhere.

He has authored three books—Jackie Chan’s New York Times bestselling memoir I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action; Once Upon a Time in China, a history of the cinemas of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Mainland; and Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture, and most recently coauthored the New York Times bestselling RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.


Get sticky with it! Join us for our inaugural Sticker Xchange during our Festival Happy Hour, taking place from 4–6 PM. Bring your unique stickers to swap or showcase.

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