Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Slanted Screen

From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold & Kumar Go to Whitecastle, The Slanted Screen explores the portrayals of Asian men in American cinema, chronicling the experiences of actors who have had to struggle against ethnic stereotyping and limiting roles. The film presents a critical examination of Hollywood's image-making machine, through a fascinating parade of 50 film clips spanning a century.

The Slanted Screen includes interviews with actors Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, James Shigeta, Dustin Nguyen, Phillip Rhee, Will Yun Lee, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, comedian Bobby Lee, producer Terence Chang, casting director Heidi Levitt, writer Frank Chin, and directors Gene Cajayon and Eric Byler.


Oliver de la Paz said...

Oh, I SO want to get my hands on this . . . The trouble is it'll be hella expensive when I can purchase it for the library

Lee Herrick said...

Yeah, I do too. It was showing in LA last week, and maybe it will make the rounds around the country. It really sounds good.

Anonymous said...

Ooo, I want to watch that, too!