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Discussion – Asian-American films

Posted: January 22, 2011
Chan is Missing (1982)

Chan is Missing (1982)

What’s your favorite Asian-American film? Richard Pena recommends CHAN IS MISSING, a film that remains as fresh as its debut in 1982.

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  • C.Silvestri

    I am extremely upset at not being able to see the conclusion of Sat.1/22′s film.Children’s Inventions. Why was a test scduled during CH.13′s Sat. night film night? I don’t have cable and look forward to my CH 13 movie night. Will the film be shown again? I certainly hope so. It is very upsetting to settle down to a good movie only to have it disrupted in the middle! I can’t remember the names of Asian films that I have seen, but I have enjoyed those that have appeared on Ch13.

  • C.Silvestri

    I am extremely upset at not being able to see the conclusion of Sat.1/22′s film.Children of Inventions. Why was a test scduled during CH.13′s Sat. night film night? I don’t have cable and look forward to my CH 13 movie night. Will the film be shown again? I certainly hope so. It is very upsetting to settle down to a good movie only to have it disrupted in the middle! I can’t remember the names of Asian films that I have seen, but I have enjoyed those that have appeared on Ch13.

  • Edwina Williams

    Very upset at what happened at 12 midnight last night. Ch. 13 should have scheduled something else that would have ended at 12:00. This is so unfair to the filmmakers, not to mention viewers. I do think 13 should do something to compensate viewers, and definitely air the film Children of Invention again.

  • christina plass

    Same here, very disappointing. I didn’t expect the blackout since I view 13 on cable. Please rerun the film at a time when we all can be sure to see it to the conclusion.

  • jennifer saunders

    I’m glad i read this post today. I agree the movie Children of Invention was excellent. Please make available for a widely circulated notice of schedule for its’ conclusion. Cutting the film at the point you did was brutal.

  • Mynette Louie

    Hi all, thank you for watching CHILDREN OF INVENTION, and yes it’s unfortunate that Ch. 13 interrupted the broadcast–I’m sorry you didn’t get to see the ending. The film is actually playing for free on Hulu, so you can watch the ending there: http://bit.ly/if4XIi

  • l. Walls

    I was really disappointed to not be able to watch the conclusion of Children of Invention due to a network test. This was very poor planning on Ch. 13′s part. To cut off right at a critical part in the movie and not be able to see the outcome was frustrating to say the least.

  • ray

    TOTALLY UPSET that it was CUT OFF!!! I WAS HOOOKED. never saw any ASIAN AMERICAN FILM BEfore TILL NOW!! it was really good then BAM .. network problem .. DID NOT HELP AT ALL!!

  • Milly H

    I recorded the 2nd airing and was able to watch it in it’s entirety. Loved the movie. It moved me and made me cry, especially at the end..when the mom starts to cry after realizing Raymond and Tina went off to Boston.. and she says, “.. it’s not fine.” Great casting!

  • Fatin Menhaz

    Saving Face all day for the win. Humors, plot twists, what more can be wanted

  • Ron

    Hi Mynette:
    Thanks for providing the link showing that the film is on Hulu.com, available to watch immediately on the computer monitor for free (in exchange for sitting through a few brief commercials). Yet, people will likely still go on complaining that the movie was interrupted and they now cannot figure out a way to see the end of it. I inform people on blogs when a particular film they indicate they are looking for is available on http://www.Hulu.com. Yet, they go right on pondering how to see the film or get a copy on video.

  • Melanie Lee

    I love Flower Drum Song, the movie version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Of the six R&H stage musicals that made it to film, only Flower Drum Song is a pure comedy. It’s about the generation gap and culture clashes within a family in 1950s Chinatown in San Francisco, and it also concerns two pairs of lovers who keep missing each other. Except for a white mugger, the story has all Asian or Asian-American characters. Songs include “I Enjoy Being a Girl” and “A Hundred Million Miracles”.

  • BeninBrooklyn

    Sounds really interesting. Cant wait to see it.

  • BeninBrooklyn

    yes, sounds good. Lets watch.

  • BeninBrooklyn2

    Yes, Lets watch

  • John Conway

    In terms of Asian and American cinema, I’d like 13 to show “The Other End of the Line.”