In response to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservatory decision to screen “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” despite its rather insensitive (read racist) portrayal of its Asian character Mr. Yunioshi as played by Mickey Rooney, and despite protests from the Asian community (pause for breath), filmwax will be screening Rob Cohen’s 1993 biopic, “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”. The event will take place simultaneously to the BBPC’s screening on Thursday, August 11th at 7PM at The Fifth Estate (506 5th Avenue in Park Slope). All are welcome!
The idea is to come together and applaud one of Hollywood’s most successful Asian stars, Bruce Lee while at the same time send a signal to the BBPC for their decision to screen that film, and subsequently ignoring requests not to by the Asian community.
Here’s a clip from from “Dragon” where Lee and his date (Lauren Holly) are attending a screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.