Louis Malle’s 1987 documentary about the latest wave of American immigration, consisting not of southeast European ethnics of familiar melting-pot folklore, but of Asians—Vietnamese, Laotians, Indians—and south-of-the-border Latino laborers and political refugees. An examination of the contradictory pressures of assimilation and cultural fidelity, as well as, for Malle himself, a return to some antecedent themes (the cross-cultural stretching of Phantom India, the immigration subtext of Alamo Bay, etc). 80 min.