Tyrus

Directed by Pamela Tom

2016, 78 min

To art lovers, Tyrus Wong was a renowned painter who once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse. To film buffs, he’s the visual genius behind such classic films as Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause. To Southern California beach-goers, he’s the innovative kite designer whose colorful creations fill the sky. Tyrus is Pamela Tom’s tour-de-force documentary about the 105-year-old Guangzhou-born, L.A. based visual artist, his breathtaking scope of work across multiple artistic mediums, and his personal journey navigating racial bigotry in 20th century America.