Woe to the festival that attempts to embody the cinematic output of an entire continent, especially if that continent is the constantly mutating culture-scape known as Asia. The annual Asian American International Film Festival has always suffered from an inevitable sprawl, dishing up a hodgepodge of East Asian offerings alongside the requisite (i.e., usually awful) entries from the diaspora. Miraculously, this year's lineup features strong contenders from all over the world. It also boasts significant star power in the form of Maggie Cheung, who will present the opening-night screening of... More >>>