In the spring of 2001, New York filmmaker Linda Hattendorf began videotaping stories told to her by a homeless, elderly Japanese-American man named Jimmy Mirikitani who lived on the streets near her home. Driven out of a curiosity about his life and drawings, little did she know that the documentary she would craft with him, […]
August is an exciting month for Asian American filmmaking; alongside a focus on Japanese American cinema, we also present the feature debuts of several talented new voices who are reshaping the American independent film landscape.
As Cinema Asian America continues a focus on Korean American filmmaking this July, we are please to present the XFINITY On Demand® premiere of Tom Coffman’s celebrated – and epic – history of Korean America, “Arirang: The Korean American Journey.”
In 1993, a brutal murder shocked Chicago and the nation – two Korean-American siblings, Andrew and Catherine Suh, were convicted of killing Catherine’s boyfriend, Robert O’Dubaine. What followed was a media frenzy of coverage, from “America’s Most Wanted,” to a made-for-TV re-enactment, but the analysis failed to grasp the complex cultural, gender and familial dynamics which […]
In 1966, an eight year-old Korean girl named Cha Jung Hee (soon to be named Deann) was adopted by the Borshay family in Fremont, California. Little did she know that her coming of age in the US would be marked by a willful amnesia of her past, a realization that she had assumed another person’s […]
This July, amidst a bevy of anticipated new releases, Cinema Asian America also shines a spotlight on Korean American films and offers a showcase of recent films which capture the stories – and talents – of this community, from classic films starring Sandra Oh and Margaret Cho to award-winning, personal documentaries.
As part of Cinema Asian America’s June focus on Filipino American filmmakers, Xfinity On Demand is pleased to partner with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) to present Marissa Aroy’s short celebrated film “Little Manila: Filipinos in California’s Heartland” to viewers for free.
This month, Cinema Asian America on Xfinity On Demand presents the much-anticipated new film from Los Angeles filmmaker Quentin Lee (“The People I’ve Slept With”, “Shopping for Fangs”).
This month Cinema Asian America on Xfinity On Demand presents Sonny Izon’s ground-breaking documentary, “An Untold Triumph: The Story of the 1st & 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments, US Army.”
This month Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand presents “Bam Bam and Celeste”, starring and written by comedian Margaret Cho. The first feature film made by Cho and her long-time creative partner Lorene Machado, “Bam Bam” is a hilarious road-trip, buddy movie that follows the exploits of social outcasts Celeste (Cho) and Bam Bam […]