Rainn Wilson’s New Movie Is ‘Super,” But He Says “We’re Taking A Big Hit’ On ‘The Office’

Super funny actor Rain Wilson plays super nerd Dwight Schrute on the NBC hit sitcom “The Office,” launched the spiritually-oriented website Soulpancake.com, and has carved out a successful feature movie career, the latest of which finds him starring in “Super,” an offbeat indie comedy about a self-styled ordinary guy turned super hero that’s available on […]

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Cinema Asian America: Q&A With ‘Wo Ai Ni Mommy’s Stephanie Wang-Breal

Since 1992, American families have adopted over 70,000 children from China. Primarily girls, the majority of these children are transracially adopted, becoming part of homes which have a different racial and cultural background than them. The dynamics which arise through the acculturation process for both the adoptive families and children are complex and as this […]

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Cinema Asian American: Q&A With ‘Half-Life’s Jennifer Phang

When it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Jennifer Phang’s genre-busting, science fiction family drama “Half-Life” caught the attention of many. With an innovative hybrid of animation and live action, and an intimate story that weaves together a vision of a dystopian future with sexual awakening and adolescence, the film introduces a distinctive and important […]

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Cinema Asian America: Making ‘Colma: The Musical,’ with Rich Wong

Time to crash the party! I’m talking about “Colma: The Musical,” a charming, toe-tapping musical and one of the biggest independent break-out hits the past several years. Made by San Francisco filmmaker Rich Wong on a shoestring budget, what it doesn’t have in cash it makes up for with heart, creativity and talent. Set in […]

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Cinema Asian America: It’s A Magical Life: A Conversation With Filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming

This month, Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand features the award-winning documentary ‘The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam.’ A charming look at the life of a Chinese magician and vaudeville star who performed throughout Europe and the U.S. during the early part of the 20th century, the film is a glimpse into a […]

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Hot On Demand: Director Christopher Smith Discusses His Film ‘Black Death’

The black plague that decimated Europe in the 1300s doesn’t generally evoke excitement, except in Christopher Smith, who directed the indie film “Black Death,” a gripping slog through the deadly pandemic out in theaters on March 11 but currently available on XFINITY On Demand. The early release of the movie’s poster caused excitement among fans […]

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Dempsey Takes On Role Of Producer In New Film

By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Actor Patrick Dempsey wanted to do something “completely different” with his new film “Flypaper,” so he signed on as one of its producers. While promoting the movie at the Sundance Film Festival this week, The “Grey’s Anatomy” actor described the experience as sometimes “painful,” where […]

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Indie Film Club: 7 Questions With ‘The Kids Are All Right’ Director Lisa Cholodenko

XFINIITY On Demand Indie Film Club Spotlight: Lisa Cholodenko has made only three films, but they’ve cast her as one of the most compelling filmmakers in the independent landscape. Her work is notable for its richly drawn investigations into the lives of complex women dealing with life’s big issues: sex, love, friendship and family, as […]

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Cinema Asia American: Five Questions for Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin, Directors of ‘Dreaming Lhasa’

This month Cinema Asian America features the video-on-demand premiere of Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin’s groundbreaking Tibetan film “Dreaming Lhasa.” Set in the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, India, the film tells the story Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, who goes to the Dalai Lama’s exile headquarters in northern India, to make a […]

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