Documentary | 2006 | 65 mins | DVD
Director: Sung H. Kim
Hailed as one of the most devastatingly funny comedy troupes of the past decade, the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors are an audacious Asian American sketch comedy group from San Francisco. Their material tackles socio-political issues with a hilarious combination of irreverence and seriousness, taking their audiences on a wild ride through topics as varied as female circumcision and cultural identity to sports and hero-worshiping. Most people in mainstream America, however, have never even heard of them. A rousing introduction to the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors, the film also explores whether or not, after ten years of performing, the group will make it big. Utilizing a combination of personal interviews and live concert footage, the film traces the struggles that committed artists face, and how that battle is complicated further by cultural identification.
The DVD also includes extras:
• “Hatest Grits,” a 1-hour “best-of” concert film by the 18 Mighty Warriors
• “Partners in Crime,” a 16-minute documentary about other Asian Pacific Islander comedic groups and individuals
• “Sukiprata” trailer
• “Easter egg” and more…