Tyrus

Tyrus. 2015. USA. Directed by Pamela Tom. 73 minutes.

The DFT Animation Club takes a rare trip behind the scenes for this portrait of Tyrus Wong, a Chinese immigrant to the United States who fought prejudice and persevered to become one of the most culturally relevant artists in film history. In Hollywood, Wong inspired Walt Disney and brought the delicate, majestic beauty of Bambi to life on the screen. Interviews with film historians, art curators, studio animation experts and the Wong family give a candid look at this unique man for our time, who passed away last year at age 106.

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