Tyrus: The Documentary



Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605


Tyrus is the first in-depth portrait of the art, life, and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong. The film takes the audience on a remarkable journey – from Wong’s birthplace of Guangzhou, China, in 1910, to the boarding houses of LA’s old Chinatown and the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The film explores his formative years as a young WPA artist and the influence of Sung Dynasty art on his work. Until his death in December 2016 at the age of 106, Wong continued to live the life of an artist. The film captures him, still vibrant, flying his magnificent creations high above the Pacific Ocean – the same waters he crossed as a young boy over 95 years ago.
Tyrus includes original interviews of Tyrus Wong, guest interviews, archival footage and photos, clips, and concept artwork – much of it rare and never before seen. Tyrus captures the richness and texture of Wong’s career while also revealing the inner life and character of this rare individual.

Movies at the Museum is sponsored by Bistro Roca.
$5 students with ID, seniors, active military, EBT cardholders, $7 general admission


Phone: (828) 295-9099
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