“Tyrus” Shines Light on Chinese American Artist Behind Bambi

by Grace Hwang Lynch The watery backgrounds of Disney’s Bambi are uncharacteristically modern for animation of its time. Images are evocative and spare. Art aficionados might even compare the impressionistic landscapes of Bambi to Sung Dynasty Chinese paintings. The iconic look of the Disney classic animated film would not have been possible without Chinese American […]

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‘Back on Board’ Doc Brings Post-Olympic Story of Greg Louganis and Saving Lives Today

It’s easy to imagine that once someone wins medals at any Olympic games their lives are pretty set, right? That’s a great idea, but not really true, as you’ll see when watching “Back on Board: Greg Louganis“ which airs tonight on HBO. For three years, four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis was followed by filmmaker Cheryl […]

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Director Duc Nguyen on Being ‘Stateless’

By Chi-hui Yang This month, Cinema Asian America on XFINITY on Demand presents Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Duc Nguyen’s latest documentary, “Stateless.” “Stateless” follows the stories of Vietnamese refugees who have been living in a condition of statelessness in the Philippines for 16 years while awaiting a rare opportunity for resettlement in the United States. Many […]

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Director Sofian Khan Studies the Male Anatomy in New Documentary

This month, Cinema Asian America on XFINITY presents Sofian Khan’s much-discussed, fascinating documentary, “The Dickumentary.” A cultural history of the penis, Khan’s debut feature film is a rigorously-researched and humorously-approached study of that anatomical appendage which has, for mankind’s history been used as a symbol for everything from fertility to power. Spanning fourteen countries, from […]

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What Happens When Chinese Drama Students Stage the Broadway Musical “Fame?”

With the 2015 CAAMFest kicking off in San Francisco this Thursday, March 12, we are revisiting the award-winning documentary “The Road to Fame,” which screened at CAAMFest in 2014 and is currently available to watch with XFINITY On Demand. “The Road to Fame” follows China’s first collaboration with Broadway as the senior class of the […]

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A 99-Year-Old Radical On The Front Lines of Social Justice

By Chi-hui Yang This month, Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand is pleased to partner with Sundance Artist Services to present the award-winning documentary “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.” Directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Grace Lee (same name, different “Grace Lee”), this fascinating portrait explores the life of one of the 20th […]

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