By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “War is hell,” hissed the local writer Jack Cady once, at a public reading — extra hissing on the hell. He’d never fought in a war, but he’d read and heard plenty. He knew soldiers, and he’d read soldiers’ stories. And every so often, we need a reminder that […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “I was a musical theater baby,” remembers theater director Malika Oyetimein, about growing up in Philadelphia. “I still love musicals.” But she says, “I found that in high school, I was cast in racially typical roles like ‘the maid,’ and I didn’t want to do that anymore. So I got involved with […]
By Eric Card Northwest Asian Weekly Okja is huge. She looks like a hybrid between a pig, hippopotamus, and elephant, and maybe a few other things. She poops in every which direction, with fiery speed. She is tender, smart, and altruistic, but clumsy, aggressive, and driven by pure instinct, flatulating at any given time. She […]
“China Queer,” an installment of Fusion TV’s “The Naked Truth” documentary series, takes the viewer inside China, China’s LGBTQ scene, and the rapidly-imploding rights of LGBTQ people to self-expression and their own identities.
A yoga class changed Jeff Unay’s life.
The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)’s continued efforts to represent a diverse array of films from multiple countries include discovering many notable films coming out of China.
I wondered how the film could go on from the killing. And after watching awhile, I wondered how the country of Cambodia could go on from the killing.
Chef Nobuo Fukuda never quite felt like he fit into the rigid confines and strict culture of his family in Japan.
No throughline. No reliable story. A crucial exchange done over, early and late in the running, with totally different actors and sets.
Born in China is the 10th film from Walt Disney Studio’s independent film group, Disneynature.