Articles tagged film
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Crazy Rich Asians Gives in to Love

By Seunghwa Madeleine Han and Andrew Tan-Delli Cicchi | September 20, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

For a film that positions itself as a watershed in the Asian American rom-com canon, when tasked with illuminating romance’s political valences, Crazy Rich Asians pulls up short.

Our War Is in the Mind

By Sokunthary Svay | April 18, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Three generations of Cambodian women in my family wrestle with the inherited trauma of the Khmer Rouge

Ashok and Riz the Day Of

By Ashok Kondabolu | August 25, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘The Night Of’ star Riz Ahmed talks to Ashok Kondabolu about cricket jerseys, patriotism, acting while brown, and race in the UK.

In Memoriam: An Interview with Prashant Bhargava

By Ashok Kondabolu | June 25, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Bhargava, the late director of award-winning film Patang, reminisces about growing up in Chicago and his fascination with India’s festival of kites.

A Picture of Us

By Mia Kang | July 16, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Mia Kang interviews filmmaker J.P Chan about his latest film, and casting Asian actors in lead roles

Monday Clicks: Trained Monkeys, Sylvia Plath as Chick Lit, “Racist” Kodak Film

By Anne Ishii | January 28, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Link bait for the Monday-challenged.

Unacceptable Suffering: Rey Chow on Michael Haneke and Pornography

By Jennifer Pan | January 24, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Cultural critic Rey Chow discusses her new book—including how the acclaimed Austrian filmmaker’s “staging of the extreme” gestures toward the pornographic.

Spiritual Suicide in Pema Tseden’s Contemporary Tibet

By Tingting Wei | November 14, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The director’s slow-moving films about Tibetan life may feel like documentaries, but according to him, they aren’t.

Meet Hualing Nieh, Mo Yan’s “Literary Mother”

By Jeff Tompkins | November 9, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Orhan Pamuk and Mo Yan, Noble Prize winners in Literature, were both writers-in-residence at the prestigious International Writing Program. An interview with IWP’s current director about one of the program’s founders, the remarkable Chinese novelist Hualing Nieh.

Fear Itself: The Hysterics of Death by China

By Ryan Lee Wong | September 25, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An alarming new documentary blames China for America’s woes.

Portrait of the Artist as an Activist | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

By Ryan Lee Wong | July 27, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A new documentary about the famed Chinese artist and dissident focuses on his activism more than it does his art.

Class of 1997

By Oliver Wang | June 12, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

It was a banner year for Asian American narrative films.

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