Cinema Asian America: Q&A with Linda Hattendorf on ‘The Cats Of Mirikitani’

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, […]

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Cinema Asian America: Iris Shim and Gerry Kim on ‘The House of Suh’

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 […]

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Cinema Asian America: Director Lorene Machado Talks Margaret Cho, the ’80s and ‘Bam Bam and Celeste’

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 […]

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