On January 24th 2020, I flew to Jackson Hole, Wyoming (the original) to screen my film Americaville shot in the Chinese replica of the town. The Center for the Arts managed to sell out the 500 seat theatre to locals who were super curious to learn about why their town was so appealing to the Chinese and how it had been copied in China. My trip was sponsored by the Wyoming Humanities Council. It was such a memorable evening!
I was thrilled to finally release my feature documentary film "Americaville", on China's replica of the American Wild West, at the 2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. I returned to the festival after premiering my first feature documentary "The Land of Many Palaces" at Santa Barbara in 2015. I had follow-up screenings and Q&A sessions at the School of Cinematic Arts and the US-China Institute at USC, The Long Institute at UCI, and the Center for Chinese Studies at UCLA.
Above: photographs and an interview from Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Below: photograph and interview from the screening at the USC.
The blog for documentary filmmaker, Adam James Smith.