A tender and sweeping story about what roots people that follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, this film shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Nominated for six Academy Award categories, directed by Lee Isaac Chung.
The English-language debut of the Japanese modern master tells the story of five men who meet weekly at the racetrack and whose disaffection with their lives causes them to conspire on a kidnapping to extract blood money from corrupt financiers.
Spells and stories, urban legends and immigrant tales: the magic in Isabel Yap's debut short story collection jumps right off the page, from the joy in her new novella, "A Spell for Foolish Hearts" to the terrifying tension of the urban legend "Have You Heard the One About Anamaria Marquez."
The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa establishes the importance of Asawa’s work within the larger national context of artists who redefined art as a way of thinking and acting in the world rather than as merely a stylistic practice. A chronology and a collection of essays by noted scholars highlight Asawa’s complex relationship to American art and Asian American history and provide engrossing biographical information.
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IIto (Remina) again proves himself a master of modern horror in this collection of 10 stories. Five of the stories depict a town's descent into chaos after the suicide of a woman who practices an ancient custom of waiting at a crossroads to ask her fortune from the first person to pass by. It's revealed that the woman was compelled to take her life by an ethereal black-clad boy who bears a striking resemblance to a teenager named Ryusuke. The boy becomes the object of unwanted attention that quickly escalates to frenzy and builds to a gruesome climax.
His collection Frankenstein won the 2019 Eisner Award in the "Best Adaptation from Another Medium" category.
Life is full of great expectations for Korean American Pippa Park. So when she gets a mysterious basketball scholarship to Lakeview Private, she jumps at the chance to reinvent herself. At Lakeview, Pippa juggles old and new friends, a crush, and the pressure to perform at school while keeping her past and her family’s laundromat a secret from her elite classmates. When social media threatens Pippa’s persona, she wonders if she can keep it together.
When twelve-year-old Waka's parents suspect she cannot understand the basic Japanese they speak to her, they make a drastic decision to send her to Tokyo to live for several months with her grandmother.
Misrepresenting himself to a crush who mistakes him for his cool older brother, a self-proclaimed nerd convinces his best friend to organize a fake rock band and gains unexpected popularity before his lies spiral out of control.
An account of the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin shares insights into how a miscarriage of justice in the wake of a hate crime rallied the Asian-American community throughout a groundbreaking civil rights trial.
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