XFINITY On Demand Cinema Asian America: Filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider Discuss ‘Speaking in Tongues’

This month Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand presents an essential viewing experience for the start of 2012; the documentary “Speaking In Tongues”. Made by Bay Area veteran filmmakers Marcia Jamal and Ken Schneider, “Tongues” explores the timely and pressing issues of language and education in the US.

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Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand: Filmmaker Sarab S. Neelam Discusses ‘Ocean of Pearls’

This month Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand features the award-winning drama “Ocean of Pearls” directed by Sarab S. Neelam. Set in Toronto and Detroit, “Ocean” tells the moving story of Amrit Singh, a Sikh doctor living between two cities – and two lives – as he struggles to reconcile his faith and his […]

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XFINITY On Demand: Live Chat With ‘Newlyweds’ Actor-Writer-Director Edward Burns

[iframe http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/tribecafilm?layout=3&autoPlay=false&width=600&height=395 600 395] Ed Burns continues to innovate. After making his 10th feature film as a writer, director and actor, the romantic drama “Newlyweds,” available on XFINITY On Demand, in lieu of a traditional theatrical release, the veteran independent filmmaker is also making himself available to film fans with a live chat that will […]

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Live Chat: Discuss ‘I Melt With You’ with Jeremy Piven and Director Mark Pellington

Attention indie film fans. Chat with “Entourage” star Jeremy Piven and director Mark Pellington about their new movie, “I Melt with You,” now available on XFINITY On Demand. The chat is Friday, December 9, at 5 pm EST/2 pm PST. “I Melt With You” stars Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Christian McKay as four longtime friends […]

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Cinema Asian America: Filmmaker David Boyle Discusses ‘Surrogate Valentine’

After premiering at this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival and drawing acclaim through festival screenings across the country, David Boyle’s latest film, the winning “Surrogate Valentine” is available this month in the Cinema Asian America section of XFINITY On Demand. A black and white, indie, rock’n’roll road trip film, “Valentine” follows San Francisco musician […]

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Cinema Asian America: Q&A with ‘Ethan Mao’ Filmmaker Quentin Lee

In an almost two-decade career in filmmaking, Los Angeles-based director Quentin Lee has made a more varied and diverse body of work than most filmmakers will in a lifetime. From werewolf coming-of-age dramas to sex-romps to teen hostage films to experimental video art, Lee’s adventurous brand of filmmaking knows no genre and category boundaries and […]

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U2 Can Be a Movie Star: Drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is ‘Man on the Train’

Imagine my surprise, sitting in my local art cinema watching coming attraction trailers, when I saw the name Larry Mullen Jr., co-starring in ‘Man on the Train,’ a remake of Patrice Leconte’s 2002 French film, playing the role that earned that country’s pop star Johnny Hallyday critical respect as an actor. And yes, it’s that […]

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Jeremy Piven’s New Movie ‘I Melt With You’ ‘A Cautionary Tale’ – And Not For Faint of Heart

When asked what he’s been up to since the conclusion of the HBO series “Entourage,” Jeremy Piven seems embarrassed to disclose that he recently made a movie with Miley Cyrus. He shouldn’t be. Cryus is a legitimate force, a certifiable star, and so, in fact, is Piven. In person, he is much softer spoken than […]

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Cinema Asian America: Filmmakers Mark Tang and Lu Lippold On Their Documentary ‘Open Season’

In late 2004 while hunting in northern Wisconsin, Hmong American Chai Vang shot eight white hunters, killing six of them. The event shocked the nation and brought into national conversation the long-standing tension between Hmong and white communities in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Conflicting reports emerged. Was the incident a product of racial animosity? Was Vang […]

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