>while i'm at it, something totally different: can anyone think of
>melodramas (in the vein of say, the joy luck club) with primary asian
>characters in it from the 1980s? thanks very much!
Dim Sum, Eat a Bowl of Tea, A Great Wall, and The Wash more or less fit
into the category of "melodrama."
Chan Is Missing
West Is West
My Beautiful Laundrette
Living on Tokyo Time
Plus numerous short narrative works, still available from NAATA, Women Make
Movies, Third World Newsreel, etc.
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