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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
We lead off this month’s new releases with the long-awaited 20th film from director Wayne Wang (“The Joy Luck Club”, “Last Holiday”), and his first documentary, “Soul of a Banquet,” an intimate portrait of chef Cecilia Chang.
This month, Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand presents the second feature film by Los Angeles-based director Tom Huang, “Why Am I Doing This?” An ensemble comedy that reveals sometimes not so pretty insides of making it in Hollywood.
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.
This month, alongside the release of Ritesh Batra’s worldwide hit “The Lunchbox”, Cinema Asian American presents a retrospective of Indian actor Irrfan Khan.
This month, in honor of the festivities and matches in Brazil, Cinema Asian American brings a collection of Asian soccer films – all that explore the drama, glory and tensions of futbol!
This month Cinema Asian American on Xfinity On Demand presents the long-awaited US release of Brigitte Weich’s fascinating documentary, “Hana, Dul, Sed.”
This month, Cinema Asian America on Xfinity On Demand presents Bay Area-filmmaker Mona Lisa Yuchengco’s moving portrait of celebrated Filipino filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya, “Filmmaker on a Voyage.”