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The Worlds of Bernice Bing TRAILER by Madeleine Lim



Riding the waves of American history, THE WORLDS OF BERNICE BING explores the life, activism and art of this Abstract Expressionist painter, Beat-era Existentialist, Buddhist, feminist, activist, and Chinese American lesbian. This poignant documentary is a lush tribute to Bernice Bing, the little-known foremother of Asian American avant-garde art. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Madeleine Lim, this film does justice to her legacy as a San Francisco icon.

To screen or purchase the full documentary, contact: distribution@qwocmap.org

Produced & Directed by Madeleine Lim

Executive Producers
Asian American Women Artists Association
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

Edited by Amal Kouttab

Music Performed by Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra

Made Possible With Support From
Cal Humanities, Community Stories Grant
San Francisco Arts Commission, Individual Artist Commission
The San Francisco Foundation, Bay Area Documentary Fund

AUDIENCE AWARD
2013 Queer Women of Color Film Festival

FILM FESTIVALS – Official Selection
Athena Film Festival, NY
Berlin Feminist Film Week, Germany
BFI London LGBT Film Festival, UK
Bologna Lesbian Film Festival, Italy
Boston LGBT Film Festival, MA
CAAMFest San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, SF
Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival, SF
Glitch Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
Out Takes Film Festival, Auckland & Wellington, New Zealand
Queer in Shorts, Cambridge, UK
Queer Women of Color Film Festival, SF
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA

MUSEUMS
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

UNIVERSITIES
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Mills College, Oakland, CA
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
University of California, Berkeley, CA

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