True, Asian American cinema has long had a testy relationship with canons. In fact, early films, like those made by Visual Communications in the s, existed to undermine the notion of canons altogether, agitating from the margins against a mainstream that could never understand or assimilate its cultures or politics. In later decades, Asian American film and video explicitly explored image-making too experimental, too queer, too resistant to labels to comfortably assemble into a neat corpus.
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The Tokyo International Film Festival will this year give over most of its competition section to films from outside East Asia. This contrasts to previous editions with a strong presence from the region. The festival, which will hold its 32nd edition next month, announced its lineup Thursday. Korean films are noticeably absent this year, a situation that may reflect the acute political tensions between Tokyo and Seoul.
The Asian Film Archive organises a wide variety of events for students, educators, and the public to develop deeper understanding and appreciation for the language, art and industry of the film media. Singapore Shorts is an annual showcase celebrating the best and the most promising local short films in Singapore. Alongside screenings of the selected cinematic works, the programme also features post-screening discussions with the filmmakers, dedicated reviews from critics and a special section of older titles from the Asian Film Archive's collection.
It is the connective tissue that runs through her decidedly scattershot career. Soon, it will be reaching millions more ears thanks to her lead roles in blockbuster Disney property Raya and the Last Dragon and the live-action The Little Mermaidif you believe the rumoursthe new SpongeBob SquarePants movie, and her autobiographical, eponymous Comedy Central sitcom. After an adolescent infatuation with the brass instrument, in she became a comedy-rap star, winning YouTube fame with her genitalia-based trash-talk track My Vag.
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Photos courtesy A24 and Warner Brothers. Crazy Rich Asians was just the beginning. The first major Hollywood film in 25 years to star a majority-Asian castlast year's adaptation of Kevin Kwan's novel soon also claimed the title of the most successful rom-com in nearly a decade. The movie wasn't perfect—what rom-com truly is?
One trope used time and time again is the Asiatic prostitutewhere Asian women are often depicted in Western narratives as sex workers or sex slaves. The Page Act ofthe first law to restrict immigration into the country, effectively halted the immigration of East Asian women namely Chinese women to the U. Suzie was forced into the sex trade after being abandoned at 10 years old.