This month, Cinema Asian America on Xfinity On Demand presents a mini-retrospective of Dong’s films, a rare opportunity to see several of this influential filmmaker’s works. Included are “Hollywood Chinese” – a historical exploration of the experiences of Chinese American actors, directors and producers.
For those of a certain baby boomer age, we’ve grown up with Jack Nicholson, from his early days in Roger Corman hippie exploitation flicks like “The Trip” and “Psych-Out,” his roles in the biker movies “Hell’s Angels on Wheels” and his breakthrough, the Dennis-Hopper-directed “Easy Rider.”
Life stories have always been the source of great movie fodder, whether the subject is a real person or someone invented. Here is one example of each.