Tze Chun

Tze (pronounced “Z”) Chun was born in Chicago and raised outside of Boston. He

received his bachelor’s degree in film studies at Columbia University.

 

Chun’s debut feature CHILDREN OF INVENTION premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and went on to be one of the most-awarded and best-reviewed films of the year.

 

Chun’s follow-up feature, a crime thriller titled COLD COMES THE NIGHT, starring Alice Eve, Logan Marshall-Green, and Bryan Cranston was released in 2013.

 

Chun also works as a painter and visual artist. He is represented at CVZContemporary gallery in Soho, and has commissioned portraits in private residences in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, and New Orleans. Chun painted the original artwork for the poster of Academy-Award nominated HALF NELSON as well as the children’s book drawings used in the film.

Guest Appearances

Bicentennial Man

Yo, Is This Racist? #343February 21, 2014

Andrew Ti and this week’s special guest Tze Chun finish the week off by discussing the robotic slave narrative of Bicentennial Man. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

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Teaching Racist Stereotypes

Yo, Is This Racist? #342February 20, 2014

On today's episode, Andrew and Tze Chun talk about whether teaching people racist stereotypes so they won’t be racist is indeed racist or not. Don’t forget to keep leaving us messages by calling (323) 389-RACE.

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Blacking Up

Yo, Is This Racist? #341February 19, 2014

A UK caller's question regarding blacking up for fancy dress leads Tze Chun and Andrew to discuss Europe's history with black face. Be sure to keep leaving us messages at (323) 389-RACE.

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The Classics

Yo, Is This Racist? #340February 18, 2014

Writer/director Tze Chun & Andrew chat about what films white people consider to be classics. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

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Stolen Artifacts in the British Museum

Yo, Is This Racist? #339February 17, 2014

Writer & Director Tze Chun (Cold Comes The Night) joins Andrew all this week to answer some racism questions. Today they talk about the stolen artifacts in the British Museum. Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to ask if anything…

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