Watch a profile on Quentin Lee, featuring an interview with the Archive's Shannon Kelley, on our blog.
Prolific independent filmmaker and multi-hyphenate Quentin Lee has been a unique presence in both the independent and LGBT film movements of the last two decades. As writer and director of a unique string of films depicting queer Asian lives, the Hong Kong-born Lee, a graduate of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, has also at times been an actor, editor, cinematographer and producer of varied works—not to mention a successful distributor through his company, Margin Films. His adventurous refiguring of cinema genres and his dismantling of stereotypes, imbue his cinema with an edginess rarely seen in American LGBT fare. This evening, we celebrate Lee's unique role within queer film culture, showcasing a pair of his earliest features.
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