Asian American Panorama
The best of Asian American cinema today.
Kurt Vincent / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 79 minsIn the waning years of the video arcade boom, the Chinatown Fair was legion: the last place to check out the newest games, the surviving oasis of competition and community. But with its inevitable closure came the end of an era for a generation for whom CF was not just an amusement, but a home.
Morgan Neville / Asian American Panorama / USA / 2015 / Documentary, Musical / 96 minsTHE MUSIC OF STRANGERS glides and circles around the dizzying, tradition-defying virtuosos of the Silk Road Ensemble, a collective of musicians assembled by Yo-Yo Ma from countries along the fabled trade route. Rich in history, politics, and of course wall-to-wall music, the documentary wondrously captures the ravishing ways unexpected connections sprout from unexpected harmonies.