Talking about MINARI, the Golden Globes, and the Othering of Asian American families w/ Walter Chaw

Today on the podcast we’re joined by Special Guest Walter Chaw, film critic Film Freak Central, to discuss writer/director Lee Isaac Chung’s semi-autobiographical film Minari, which despite being about an American family pursuing a version of the American Dream, controversially won Best Foreign Language Film at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. Listen in as we discuss how this beautifully authentic film insightfully approaches a particular American experience through the story of the Yi family.

Time Stamps:
8:55 – Main discussion on Minari
45:27 – What’s your Freq Out?
* Special Guest Walter Chaw on increased Asian American visibility and representation in recent film releases along with the increase of hate crime against Asian Americans.

Links Mentioned:
* Walter Chaw’s review of Minari at Film Freak Central: https://www.filmfreakcentral.net/ffc/2021/01/minari.html
* Walter Chaw’s review of Raya and the Last Dragon at Film Freak Central: https://www.filmfreakcentral.net/ffc/2021/03/raya-and-the-last-dragon.html
* Denver Public Library Saturday Matinee film series: https://www.denverlibrary.org/event
* Saturday Matinee series on the Denver Public Library Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQPHvdgvOBPPE4pOKdkyVxfqDbu6Q_1ci

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