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“I can’t speak the language, but I know the flavour,” declares Chinese-American star chef Jonathan Wu, a sentiment echoed throughout this fascinating documentary on the tastes and textures of Asian American food and identity. What does it mean to ‘eat local’? How does ‘hometown’ taste? How can the growing and sharing of food ensure the evolution of a culture and the future of a people? We follow award-winning Korean-American filmmaker Grace Lee as she savours courses, coast to coast: from Texan tofu tamales to octopus hunt-and-grill, the Hawaiian way. On her tour of mind-melting fusions, farms, and kitchens, Lee meets a diverse slate of Asian Americans who devote some aspect of their lives to cuisine, and explores how authenticity, assimilation, and cultural memory surface and blend in the melting pot of contemporary American society.
Off the Menu: Asian America is a co-production between the Center for Asian American Media and KQED and is part of a larger multi-media project that includes original stories and web content that explore the connections between Asian American culture, geography, and food. -SL
Dandekar Makes a Sandwich
Director: Leena Pendharkar | USA 2015 | 10:00 | English | Rated G | International Premiere
With too much time on his hands, Dandekar heads off to the grocery store to gather only the best ingredients to make his perfect sandwich, much to the chagrin of the shop owners who have to wait on him.
Born in Columbia, Missouri, and currently based in L.A., Grace Lee is a Korean- American director and producer. Lee’s feature film, Janeane From Des Moines premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Lee’s documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs screened at Reel Asian in 2013.
Chicago Asian American Showcase 2015
Wisconsin Film Festival 2015
Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015
Asian CineVision 2015
Milwaukee Film Festival 2015