Quentin Lee at the 2007 Vancouver Asian Film Festival
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In a Violent Country

As an immigrant in America, I was writing this article a few months earlier and I stopped writing because I felt like crying over spilled…

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HATE CRIME: FIRST PERSON

In light of the recent post-COVID hate crimes on Asians worldwide, I’m re-posting this original blog published on Xanga.com on January 29, 2004. I was…

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Comisery, the First Feature Film Made and Released During the 2020 COVID Pandemic

I finally caught Comisery from AsianAmericanMovies.com, and realize that it’s a truly a winning experimental feature. Yes, a few weeks before Comisery there was Host,…

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Eating It

CHOPSO interviews comedian lead actor and co-creator Brian Park on his webseries Eating It now streaming on CHOPSO. C: Tell us what Eating It is…

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Peeling the Purple Onion

CHOPSO interviews comedian Edwin Li and director Matt Szymanowski on their debut feature The Purple Onion now streaming on CHOPSO. C: How did you two…

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Interview with Stanley Tsang and Osric Chau

CHOPSO interviews director Stanley Tsang and actor Osric Chau, the people behind the Weapon 4Y7, a pilot for a new web series that is exclusively…

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Interview with the writer and star of Elevator, Anthony Ma

CHOPSO interviews Anthony Ma, the writer and star of Elevator which is currently streaming on CHOPSO. What’s the one line synopsis of Elevator? AM: A…

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Is Snake Eyes (from G.I. Joe) Asian?

Growing up there just weren’t a lot of Asians—let alone Asian Americans—on television or in the movies. And when there were, they were very rarely…

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Nadine Truong on Her Prolific Directing Career

CHOPSO speaks with Nadine Truong, probably one of the youngest and most prolific Asian American filmmakers. Her two features and short films are streaming on…

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Interview with Jeffrey Fong

CHOPSO interviews Asian American filmmaker Jeffrey Fong whose feature film, Ru, is streaming on CHOPSO. C: What’s Ru about? This film is about an awkward,…

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