Matinee Idol

Ho Tam

1999, 16:30 minutes, colour, English


"Matinee Idol features clips of Cho-Fan Ng, "the movie king of South China" Appearing in over 200 flicks from 1932 to 1964 as an everyman sort, we watch this leading man groom, argue, weep and romance."
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In a slow unfolding of numerous roles we become aware of the embarassing stereotypes so fondly held to in Western cinema.

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Critical Writing

Ho Tam: Season of the Boys
by Mike Hoolboom. Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists, 2008. Coach House Books, 2008.