I’m back at Variety for most of the awards season (already well underway!).
Here are two stories I wrote connected to the Asian World Film Fest: One on the fest itself, which is adding more Asian American programming this year, and the other on George Takei, who’s getting a lifetime achievement award on closing night.
He’s a fan of the new Star Trek, by the way.
I rewatched Joy Luck Club, getting an anniversary screening at the event, and was somehow even more affected by it than when it debuted in 1993. That was unexpected.
And I learned much about the backstory, and exec producer Janet Yang’s efforts to get it made, during a chat with her.
Read more here.