Celia Au, one of the stars of the Netflix series “Wu Assassins” says she hopes she can inspire young Asian-American actors in the same way the Yellow Power Ranger impacted her. She also said that growing up in her parents’ New York City video store helped steer her toward acting. (Aug. 28)
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At CinemaCon, cast and crew of “Crazy Rich Asians” celebrate the impending release of the mainstream romantic comedy, which focuses on an Asian American couple. (April 25)
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Movies made by minorities often don’t get traction unless they’re explicitly about minorities. But the mesmerizing new film “Columbus,” released last week, breaks through that wall.
The movie stars John Cho, making it the first film since the viral #StarringJohnCho meme of last year in which John Cho is playing the lead. It’s also the debut project by Kogonada, an Asian American film essayist turned filmmaker.
VICE News visited Columbus, Indiana, the film’s location, and talked with Kogonada and Cho about the barriers they face in making art that is ‘universal’.
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