In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month ( #AAPIHM), we are proud to share “Awakening,” a celebration of #AsianAmerican artists, with a spotlight on artists whose work has changed the world. #StopAsianHate #AAPIHeritageMonth
Director Mira Nair describes growing up near the ancient temples of Orissa (now known as Odisha) in Eastern India. This unique, almost magical environment, rich in indigenous cultural tradition, inspired her creativity and interest in imaginative storytelling. #APAHM
Tune in to #TCMFF today at 7pm ET to see home movie treasures from the Academy Film Archive’s collection and exclusive conversations with Oscar winner Shirley Jones and Tony Nicholas, son of Fayard Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers.
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Freida Lee Mock reflects on "Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision" (1994) as the project which “helped define" her. The insightful portrait of the young Asian American designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was Mock’s first feature-length documentary and won an Oscar. #APAHM
Olympia Dukakis brought warmth, humor and wit to the stage and screen for almost 60 years, including a stellar run of unforgettable roles in "Steel Magnolias" "Tales of the City" and "Moonstruck," for which she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She will be missed.
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