Comcast On Demand’s CINEMA ASIAN AMERICA Launch

Join us in celebrating Cinema Asian America, a groundbreaking new Comcast On Demand offering!


Join us in celebrating Cinema Asian America, a groundbreaking new Comcast On Demand offering! Be the first to preview the diverse, dynamic and innovative Asian Americans programs and independent films in store.

Cinema Asian America is being curated by former SFIAFF Director, Chi-hui Yang, a film programmer, lecturer and writer, based in New York.

“I am thrilled to work with Comcast to help launch Cinema Asian America,” said Chi-hui Yang. “There are so many incredible films made by Asian American filmmakers, and Comcast is bringing viewers around the country an opportunity to discover and access cinema that is dynamic, forward-looking and vital.”

Wednesday, December 8th
6pm Program
7pm Reception

Please RSVP by December 7, 2010

Sundance Kabuki Cinema
1881 Post Street
San Francisco, CA

Parking is available at the Japan Center Garages located on Fillmore Street, between Geary and Post or on Post Street, between Buchanan and Laguna. Free three hour validation available.

For more information, contact Shelly Kim at info[at]asianamericanmedia[dot]org.

Cinema Asian America
Comcast’s new On Demand destination, Cinema Asian America, offers a wide range of films created by and/or about Asian Americans and is available to all Comcast customers nationwide. Cinema Asian America reflects the characteristics of Asian America and its cinema: diverse, dynamic and innovative. We envision a focus on independent film and video works and an offering of strong programmatic integrity and creative thematic focus. Films will be carefully chosen to entertain, inform, and offer content for Asian America’s many communities and perspectives. There will also be a special focus on independent films, both documentary and fiction, as part of Comcast’s commitment to broaden the reach of independent films.

The December lineup offers two thematic groupings of films. The first is titled, “The Life Quixotic,” which presents several films that feature characters who are taking romantic, impulsive and idealistic approaches to life’s challenges.

Films in this section include:
FRUIT FLY | Filipino American musical directed by H.P Mendoza
WHITE ON RICE | David Boyle’s hilarious Japanese American family comedy
THE REBEL | Blockbuster Vietnamese action film directed by Charlie Nguyen
TREELESS MOUNTAIN | Moving Korean American coming-of-age tale directed by So Yong Kim

The second thematic section is “Must-See Docs,” a grouping of incredible documentaries that have won awards worldwide.

Films include:
PLANET B-BOY | Breakdancing documentary directed by Benson Lee
A SONG FOR OURSELVES | Tadashi Nakamura’s short film which looks at the life of Japanese American activist and musician Chris Iijima
THE KILLING OF A CHINESE COOKIE | Derek Shimoda’s oddball history of the fortune cookie