NANCY KWAN HONORED IN SAN DIEGO -
October 21 - 23, 2011
Ms Kwan was honored at the San Diego Asian Film Festival with the
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented by Kelly Hu,
star of The Scorpion King. A special video presentation,
featuring George Takei, spoke effectively to Ms Kwan's outstanding career which
was met with a standing ovation. On Monday October 24th, Ms Kwan's biographical
feature documentary, "To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey",
played to a sold out audience. Prior to the screening, representatives of the
City of San Diego made an official declaration on behalf of the Mayor and
Council announcing Monday October 24th 2011 as "Nancy Kwan Day".
||Kelly Hu & Nancy Kwan
||Lee Ann Kim & Nancy Kwan
|| Nancy Kwan Day - San
OPENED TO ECSTATIC
REVIEWS AT THE HISTORIC TEXAS
THEATRE IN OAKCLIFF DALLAS - JUNE 2, 2011
ASIAN AMERICAN MONTH, HONORED NANCY KWAN AT THE AMC MONTEREY PARK, BY CELEBRATING HER 50 YEARS IN SHOW BUSINESS WITH SOLD OUT SCREENINGS OF "THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG", AND HER AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY, "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN'S JOURNEY," RAISING FUNDS FOR THE CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM CHARITIES
-MAY 22, 2011
NANCY KWAN APPEARED IN PERSON on August 11th,
2011 at the
EGYPTIAN THEATRE in Hollywood.
A special 50th Anniversary screening of FLOWER DRUM SONG was
held, along with the Award Winning
documentary, TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN'S JOURNEY.
Several members of the cast from FLOWER DRUM SONG
appeared alongside Ms Kwan, much to the thrill
of a near sold out audience.
HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -
Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz give Nancy Kwan the "thumbs up" at the Hawaiian International
Honolulu Advertiser Headline (October 2010):
NANCY KWAN CAPTURES THE IMAGINATION OF HAWAII
AT A SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE OF
HER NEW FEATURE LENGTH
DOCUMENTARY: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN’S JOURNEY
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ASIAN PREMIERE – HONG KONG - MONDAY MARCH 22, 2010
A ROUSING RECEPTION FOR
HONG KONG’S FIRST LADY OF CINEMA!
HONG KONG ROUND-UP - March 19-24, 2010:
Interview with Nancy in Hong Kong
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Channel News Asia
- Actress Nancy Kwan puts her life on film
Suzie Wong' star shocked at
destruction of old Hong Kong Click
Actress Nancy Kwan looks back at
50 years of Suzie Wong
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KA
USA. FILM FESTIVALS
CINEQUEST - SAN JOSE, February 27th & 28th, 2010
On The Town Television Interview
February 28th 2010
WORLDFEST - HOUSTON April 12, 2010 (In Competition)
DOC INTERNATIONAL MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL - May 28th 2010
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL / SAN GABRIEL FILM FESTIVAL - September
KANSAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - October 3, 2010
HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - October 16, 2010
VICTORIA BC / LIONESS CLUB / CHINATOWN CHARITY EVENT - October
SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL - November 1 - 6, 2010 (In competition)
MOVIEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SARASOTA) - June 18th,
2011 (In competition)
SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL - October 22nd, 2011
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS
Opening Film - Asian Film Forum - HONG KONG FILMART - March
23RD SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – April 23, 2010
BARCELONA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL - May 4th, 2010
CASA ASIAN FORUM, BARCELONA - July 10th, 2010
THE 6th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESITVAL - May 4 - 11, 2011
Los Angeles, February 1, 2010
REDWIND PRODUCTIONS INC. ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF "TO WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN: KA SHEN’S JOURNEY"
Redwind Productions Inc. recently completed
TO WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN: KA SHEN’S JOURNEY – a feature docu-drama that explores the real life
journey, both personal and professional, of Nancy Kwan – one of Hollywood’s
leading Asian actresses during the 1960’s. In addition, Locomotive Distribution
has acquired the international sales rights to the film. To read more, link here
and download the full story PDF file:
OFFICIAL SELECTION - May 28th, 2010
It was an excellent documentary! the best I have ever seen.
Brian did such a clever job of intertwining the various movies and the Hong Kong
"SUZIE WONG" Ballet into the film's structure.
Very moving and touching.
I am so proud of your wonderful accomplishment.
DBA, MBA, BBA (Hawaii TIM), BA (Hons), MIH, CHA, CHRE, CHE, CHT, CHDT, MSHRI, HKIPM
It was the best documentary I have ever seen! It was really motivating and
moving. I was in tears.
Nancy Kwan is an amazing person and it was so brave of her to share her personal
life with us all. I never realized she encountered such personal hardships and
Roberta Wong / American Women Association
First of all, I would like to thank you, for bringing such a wonderful movie
to this world. It was so touching and meaningful, and I burst into tears !!! I’m
sure it’s the result that Nancy’s story touched you in the very beginning.
I want to say how much I love this movie, but you’re keep talking on the phone
after the pre-view, I’ve no chance to show my respect and adoration to you .
Anyway, I really want to introduce this movie to our readers and I’m sure they
might love it like the way I do, I sincerely request a couple of screen photos
from the movie so that I can put into my write-up. Especially the pictures of
Nancy and Bernhard, also the poster of the movie.
I’m going to publish my article on Nancy Kwan on Monday, and looking forwards to
hear your positive feedback. I will send you a softcopy when it published.
A great success of your movie, and enjoy your time in Hong Kong.
Head of Feature Desk
Hong Kong Economic Journals
WORLDFEST - HOUSTON - April 12th, 2010
WINNER OF THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
- Best Biographical Feature Documentary.
CATHAY PACIFIC IN-FLIGHT MAGAZINE celebrates The World Of Suzie
The June 2010 edition of Cathy Pacific Airlines in-flight magazine features
an interview with Nancy Kwan. The World Of Suzie Wong is being shown on
long-haul and selected regional flights to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1960
film. Click here to see article.
Just looked at your wonderful film ... so sensitive and loving ... delicate
as those beautiful watercolors sprinkled throughout the film...
"To Whom It May Concern" says the young Suzie Wong, breathing her message to
those who would protect her child in the afterlife...and then those words come
back to us years later when Nancy's son must also depart this world all too
early in his life... And spanning those two poles of life and death, you bring
us Nancy's own story, a spray of images that span worlds and cultures and years.
A beautiful symmetry, yes, but a dark one--as William Blake once wrote, "What
hand dare frame thy terrible symmetry..."
And WE are the ones who now receive that message; WE who the ones "To
JOHN TIBBETTS / KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - Lawrence
An email to Bob Butler - Film critic of the Kansas City Star:-
As you know Bob, if Alice Faye is not connected with a film I am not excited
about it, however, Nancy Kwan in an important international star that graced the
covers of hundreds of magazines world-wide, including LIFE. She was a sensation
in films like FLOWER DRUM SONG and WORLD OF SUSIE WONG with William Holden. She
is unique and important in the history of movies. I am excited about Nancy Kwan
and this movie.
Without the Alice Faye connection I find this film extremely beautiful,
moving, interesting and surprisingly, pulls the heart strings in a professional
fashion in an unexpected conclusion. I believe you will be impressed and moved
by it. I know audiences will be!
Wade Williams, Exhibitor
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