September 2, 2014 at 3:13 pm EDT | by Staff reports
‘Golden’ girls at Chinese fest
Esther Eng, gay news, Washington Blade

Esther Eng in ‘Golden Gate Girls.’ (Courtesy D.C. Chinese Film Festival)

The 2014 D.C. Chinese Film Festival opens with “Golden Gate Girls,” a tribute to openly gay female director Esther Eng, at Landmark’s E Street Cinema (555 11th St., N.W.) Thursday at 8 p.m. and hosts “LGBT Spotlight: Exploring Gay China On and Off Screen” at Silo (919 5th St., N.W.) Saturday at 10 p.m. with doors opening at 9 p.m.

The LGBT Spotlight will have Chinese filmmakers and activists from the United States and China discussing gay rights in modern day China. Two documentaries will be screened “Fan Popo’s New Beijing,” that chronicles wedding photo shoots of same-sex couples on the Beijing streets, and “Tracy Choi’s I’m Here,” a true story about coming out in a small town in China.

Tickets are $15 for “Golden Gate Girls” and the LGBT Spotlight is free. For more information, visit

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