TALK ABOUT CHALLENGING THE MODEL MINORITY STEREOTYPE
Awarding winning filmmaker Jon Moritsugu makes a very lo-fi punk rock deconstruction of the Asian American family in his film TERMINAL USA. Check out a clip below:
In 1992 Jon Moritsugu received a production grant from CAAM (then know as the National Asian American Telecommunications Association) for his film MOD FUCK EXPLOSION. Jon is coming out with a new film, PIG DEATH MACHINE. We’ll be on the look out for that one.
Chi-hui Yang (former SFIAAFF Festival Director) included TERMINAL USA in Cinema Asian America’s July programming.
Read Chi-hui Yang’s interview with Jon Moritsugu for Cinema Asian America:
See what else Chi-hui programed for the month of July on Cinema Asian America.
PART 1 – MAKE DO, SAY THINK
-Climbing Sacred Mountain, RJ Lozada
-Daughters of Everest, Sapana Sakya
-Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula, Lisette Marie Flanary
-Terror’s Advocate, Barbet Schroeder
-View from a Grain of Sand, Meena Nanji
-A Village Called Versailles, S. Leo Chiang
A collection of films about what people do; work, cultural production, activism, Hawaii to Afghanistan.
PT 2 – ODDBALLS!
-American Zombie, Grace Lee
-Big Trouble In Little China, John Carpenter
-Dasepo Naughty Girls, J-yong E
-Detroit Metal City, Toshio Lee
-Hella Hung Van Lam, RJ Lozada
-Humberville Poetry Slam, Emily Chang & Dan Delorenzo
-Mighty Warriors of Comedy, Sung H. Kim
-Ping Pong Playa, Jessica Yu
-Terminal USA, Jon Moritsugu
-Up In Smoke, Lou Adler
Your favorite stoners, wastoids, zombies & naughty girls!