|Catfish in Black Bean Sauce 2000 PG-13, 119 min.|
Director: Chi Muoi Lo
Cast: Paul Winfield, Mary Alice, Chi Muoi Lo, Lauren Tom, Kieu Chinh, Sanaa Lathan, Tyler Christopher, Tzi Ma, George(2) Wallace, Wing Chen
When Saigon fell at the close of the Vietnam War, a brother and sister–Dwayne (Chi Muoi Lo) and Mai (Lauren Tom)–were separated from their parents and, subsequently, adopted in the U.S. by an African American family: Harold (Paul Winfield) and Dolores Williams (Mary Alice). The story takes place years later when Mai tracks down their birth mother, Vinh (Tzi Ma), and brings her home. Inevitable problems ensue.
|Face 2002 PG-13, 87 min.|
Director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
Cast: Ling Bai, Kieu Chinh, Kristy Wu, Anthony "Treach" Criss, Ken Leung, Will Yun Lee, Tina Chen, Melissa Martinez, Deedee Magno, Les J.N. Mau, Tina Factor, Diane Cheng, Christy Qin, Ruth Zhang, Jim Chu
Three generations of women have difficulties communicating as each has her own set of problems within the Chinese culture. Twenty years ago, Kim (Bai Ling) was raped and became pregnant as a result. According to Chinese tradition, she married baby Genie's father. The marriage failed, and Kim left Genie in the care of her mother (Kieu Chinh). Now, Kim has returned to visit and finds Genie (Kristy Wu) dating a Black DJ (Anthony "Treach" Criss), which goes against Chinese tradition. The three women now struggle to find a common thread in their lives.
|Hamburger Hill 1987 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: John Irvin
Cast: Michael Dolan, Daniel O'Shea, Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Courtney B. Vance, Dylan McDermott, Tim Quill, Steven Weber, Don James, Michael A. Nickles, Harry O'Reilly, Tommy Swerdlow, Tegan West, Kieu Chinh
In 1969, between May 11th and May 20th, the 101st Airborne Division fought the Vietcong in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. The battle was later dubbed Hamburger Hill because of the heavy artillery fire that turned the troops into hamburger meat. This film documents the 11 assaults it took to gain the hill amidst the stark reality of the horrors of war.
|The Joy Luck Club 1993 R, 138 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Wayne Wang
Cast: Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu, Ming-Na, Tamlyn Tomita, Lauren Tom, Rosalind Chao, Victor Wong, Michael Paul Chan, Chao Li Chi, Melanie Chang
This is the film adaptation of Amy Tan's excellent novel about four Chinese women who fled China in the 1930s and became lifelong friends in San Francisco. It is an insightful look into the Joy Luck Club's members as well as their daughters' contemporary problems.
|The Letter 1982 TV, 96 min.|
Director: John Erman
Cast: Lee Remick, Christopher Cazenove, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ian McShane, Soon-Tek Oh, Ronald Pickup, Beulah Quo, Jack Thompson, Kieu Chinh, Sarah Marshall, James Hong, Molly Roden, Byron Chung, Peter Mintun, John Orchard
Somerset Maugham's story is told again. This time around, Lee Remick takes on the role of Leslie who is accused of murdering her lover. Leslie's story is told through flashbacks–first as a victim of rape, then as a victim of blackmail concerning an incriminating letter she wrote involving her deceased lover, and finally as a murder victim.
|Riot in the Streets 1997 R, 120 min.|
Director: Galen Yuen, Richard Di Lello, David C. Johnson, Alex Munoz
Cast: Mario Van Peebles, Luke Perry, Melvin Van Peebles, Cicely Tyson, Douglas Spain, Mako, Peter Dobson, Kieu Chinh, Alexis Cruz, Lucy Liu
Four stories are interwoven into the theme of events that surrounded the 1992 Los Angeles riots when citizens, learning of the Rodney King court verdict, took to the streets.
|1. Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (2000)|
2. Face (2002)
3. Hamburger Hill (1987)
4. The Joy Luck Club (1993)
5. The Letter (1982)
6. Riot in the Streets (1997)
7. Welcome Home (1989)
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