Subversively clever and delightfully raunchy, Adele Lim’s directorial debut follows a transracial adoptee who goes to China to find her birth mother.
Scanning the three-day offerings of the APIDA Arts Festival, held May 5-7, one of the first things I notice is the array of ages, ethnicities, and mediums on display. Veteran of the Chicago music scene and filmmaker Tatsu Aoki is present on Saturday morning at the Goodman Theatre for Tea and Talk, where visitors can […]
Heady, searing, strident, and poignant, this film follows Freddie (Park Ji-min), a French Korean adoptee who finds herself unexpectedly in Seoul. Is she there to find her adoptive family? Does Freddie want a reunion, confrontational, saccharine, or otherwise?
“It’s an invitation,” says Aaron Hughes, cocurator of “Remaking the Exceptional: Tea, Torture, and Reparations,” an exhibition currently on display at the DePaul Art Museum. Marking the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, the exhibit examines the similarities between survivors of torture at the U.S. military prison with survivors of […]
This month, Chicago filmgoers are lucky enough to experience not one but four genre-defining anime classics on the silver screen as part of Anime Auteurs, a series put on by Facets.
CJFC’s New Year’s Screening asks an American audience to consider the frailty and necessity of art in a mire of human difficulty and loneliness.
I went into Eternals, Marvel’s latest offering, fully expecting Ethnic Foods Aisle Feeling. What I found instead was genuine, delightful character development nestled inside of a complex and challenging narrative.
Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa beautifully and methodically renders the story of a married couple plunged into uncertainty in the days leading up to World War II. With a slow-burn plot, the film marries historical drama with psychological tension, highlighted by intensely focused performances from Yû Aoi, who plays a wife slowly suspecting her husband of being […]
On play, creativity, and public pandemic art
The Chicago Japan Film Collective highlights the country’s lesser-known cinematic works.
1 hour 57 min
Rogers Park’s New 400 Theater pulled out all the stops to not only survive the past year but come out the other side even better.
A book borrower discovers a new way to enjoy the library
Even with Asian-American talent on and off the screen, the film reflects back a myth of monolith.
1 hour 46 min