Chi-hui Yang

Director Sofian Khan Studies the Male Anatomy in New Documentary

This month, Cinema Asian America on XFINITY presents Sofian Khan’s much-discussed, fascinating documentary, “The Dickumentary.” A cultural history of the penis, Khan’s debut feature film is a rigorously-researched and humorously-approached study of that anatomical appendage which has, for mankind’s history been used as a symbol for everything from fertility to power. Spanning fourteen countries, from […]

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‘Off the Menu’: A Conversation with Grace Lee

Making its world premiere this week at San Francisco’s CAAMFest is the latest documentary “Off the Menu,” from Los Angeles-based filmmaker Grace Lee, the director of “The Grace Lee Project” and “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.” Lee’s hour-long piece is an inquiry into how to define “Asian America” – through that thing that is […]

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Suju Vijayan on Her Feature Debut ‘The Playback Singer’

This month, Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand presents the feature narrative debut from Los Angeles-based filmmaker Suju Vijayan, “The Playback Singer.” A family drama where all members come of age, regardless of their age, “Playback” tells the story of an aimless, would-be jungle-gym architect Ray (Ross Partridge) who finds his existence disrupted – […]

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The Films of Takashi Miike

Since the early 1990s, Japanese cult director Takashi Miike has made an astounding 93 films (and counting) and become one of the most recognizable directors in the world, with his films celebrated at both the Cannes Film Festival, and local exploitation fests.

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