Now Watching: TCM’s Native Images On Film & HBO’sEast of Main Street: Asians Aloud

by Latoya Peterson

Native American Images on Film

This weekend, it appears I have a date with my television since two major series are happening in May.

Last night, I just so happened to be flipping through the channels and landed on TCM playing “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest” -but during a commercial break, there was an actress (Irene Bedard?) discussing the symbolism of Chief’s escape near the end of the movie. After heading over to the website, it appears that Turner Classic Movies has dedicated the month of May to programs about the images and representations of Native Americans in major films. There are more shows tonight and next week.

Over at HBO, in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, there is an on-demand documentary about Asian American lives called East of Main Street: Asians Aloud.

HBO “East of Main Street” Trailer from Jonathan Yi on Vimeo.

As usual, Angry Asian Man has the scoop:

The 39-minute film is currently available for viewing on HBO On Demand. You’ll find it in the “Asian Heritage” section under “Movies. And if you’re a Comcast subscriber, you can access the program online here. I figure the more times people order it, the more they’ll be inclined to do something like this again.

Finally, if you can’t watch it On Demand or through Comcast, I have one last tip for you. I am told that you can view the entire program online here, for a limited time. Just click and watch. Enjoy. (Thanks, Mariana.)

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