Get caught up with the latest Asian American indie films! In November, Cinema Asian American (from XFINITY ON DEMAND) is offering a slate of must-see films for the November 2013 lineup. Here are 5 for starters!
1. Nice Girls Crew (Season 2)
They’re back! Now you can watch frenemies Leena (Sheetal Sheth), Sophie (Lynn Chen) and Geraldine (Michelle Krusiec) with their new book club friends including Donatello (Leonardo Nam) and Geraldine’s slightly ranchy mother played by iconic actress Tsai Chin. Nice Girls Crew is a web-based comedy production of CAAM, created by emerging writer/producer Christine Kwon and directed by award-winning Sundance director Tanuj Chopra (Punching at the Sun). Lookout for guest spots from comic maverick Parvesh Cheena and YouTube darling Anthony Ma! [Watch Season 1 of Nice Girls Crew on YouTube]
After premiering at Sundance and playing at Opening Night for CAAMFest in March, the Linsanity fever is still going strong with a theatrical run, and is now available on Cinema Asian America! Filmmaker Evan Leong gives you courtside seats to Lin’s rise with home movies and jaw-dropping footage which capture the energy and hysteria that swept up this Palo Alto baller—and the world. [Watch trailer]
3. Midnight’s Children
Director Deepa Mehta brings to life the Booker Prize-winning novel “Midnight’s Children” by writer Salman Rushdie in this hopeful, comic and magical tale. The Centerpiece film at CAAMFest 2013! [Watch trailer]
4. Punching at the Sun
In the aftermath of 9/11 and his brother’s murder, a South Asian teen living in Queens struggles to find his way between rage and redemption. Directed by Tanuj Chopra, “Punching at the Sun” was an official selection at Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival, and the winner of the best Narrative film in the 2006 SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival. [Watch trailer]
5. Yes We’re Open
Luke (Parry Shen) and Sylvia (Lynn Chen) always considered themselves a modern couple – that is, until they were introduced to the provocative, polyamorous and persuasive partnership of Elena (Sheetal Sheth) and Ronald (Kerry McCrohan). Directed by Richard Wong and written by H.P. Mendoza, “Yes We’re Open” was the Centerpiece film at the 2012 SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival. [Watch extended trailer]
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