Los Angeles Times on Virtually Asian

Essential Arts

Carolina A. Miranda
LOS ANGELES TIMES
May 1, 2021

Excerpt:

I’m Carolina A. Miranda, arts and urban design columnist at the Los Angeles Times, and it’s the weekend — which means it’s time for the week’s essential culture news: […]

I’ve recently been intrigued by a couple of filmic offerings.

The first: Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania’s fierce Oscar-nominated satire, “The Man Who Sold His Skin,” […]

Second on my watch list is Astria Suparak’s “Virtually Asian” that looks at how Asian-style urban settings and projections of Asian women are employed in Hollywood films, often as cinematic backdrops that are devoid of flesh-and-blood Asian characters. Originally commissioned by the Berkeley Art Center, it is only three minutes long — and well worth checking out.

 


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