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Connections: Will "Crazy Rich Asians" help change standards for representation in Hollywood?

Aug 31, 2018

It's been 25 years since Hollywood released a film featuring an all-Asian lead cast that wasn't a martial arts film. "Crazy Rich Asians" is making big money at the box office, and while it's a rather standard rom-com, it's also a significant moment for representation in film. But that's also what many people said about the Joy Luck Club in 1993.

What makes this time different? Our guests:

  • Eleanor Lenoe, sophomore at the University of Rochester
  • Linh Phillips, creator of the Sir Rocha Says blog, and consumer insights manager at Constellation Brands Inc.
  • Joanne Bernardi, professor of Japanese and film and media studies, and head of the Japanese program at the University of Rochester
  • Regina Buralli, sophomore at Brighton High School