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China to Hollywood: Don't Worry, Come on Over

Senator Christopher Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, received the Asia Pacific Visionary Award at the U.S.-China Film Summit in Los Angeles on November 5, 2013. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Press reports from Asia Society's U.S.-China Film Summit provide notes of cautious optimism about the Hollywood-China relationship.

Video: That Time Jeremy Lin Mistook New York's Koreatown for Times Square

'Linsanity' (2013)

The makers of the documentary Linsanity offer up some behind-the-scenes stories to the Asian American International Film Festival crowd at Asia Society in New York.

Interview: Nuanced Documentary 'Powerless' Illuminates India's Energy Crisis

Loha Singh risks his life to connect electrical wires to redirect energy to the underprivileged. (Powerless Film)

Robin Hood takes the form of a 28-year-old electrician in Kanpur, India, stealing electricity from the rich to give to the poor. Director Fahad Mustafa sheds light on the story and the risks taken in pursuit of energy equality.

Photos/Video: Seatbelts Required for Lively Jackie Chan Q&A at Asia Society

Jackie Chan (L) and Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui at Asia Society headquarters in New York on June 11, 2013. (C. Bay Milin/Asia Society)

In a rollicking 30-minute Q&A which saw an animated Chan spend just as much time out of his seat as in it, the superstar said China should use Hollywood to tell its story.

Interview: Aasif Mandvi on Introducing Jon Hamm to the 'Indian Head Wobble'

Aasif Mandvi. (Adam Cantor)

The Daily Show correspondent also lists his three favorite interviews on the fake news show and warns Jon Stewart of a potential John Oliver takeover.

Video: Filmmaker Returns Home to Site of Sichuan Earthquake to Tell Town's Tale

Fu Guangjun holds her daughter Jiang Yutong, 2, on the first day of preschool classes in New Beichuan. Film still from 'The Reborn of Beichuan.'

Five years after the Sichuan earthquake, 'The Reborn of Beichuan' follows the journey of two families from a devastated Chinese city as they try to restore normalcy to their lives and struggle to move past the loss of their children.

Interview: Nepali Director Deepak Rauniyar on 'Highway' and a Conscious Cinema


Deepak Rauniyar's debut feature — screening at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City April 25 through May 1 — sets out a fresh new cinematic vision for Nepal.

More About the Iranian Prison Film Jon Stewart is Leaving 'Daily Show' to Direct

For those of you looking for a little more information on what Stewart's directorial debut will be about, we've got you covered. Maziar Bahari appeared at Asia Society New York in 2011 to discuss 'Then They Came For Me.'

Watch Asia Make its Mark at the Oscars, Past and Present

L to R: Animation director Erik-Jan De Boer, director Ang Lee, actor Suraj Sharma, composer Mychael Danna, and cinematographer Claudio Miranda attend the 20th Century Fox Academy Award Nominees Celebration on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

As Ang Lee and Argo took home big honors last night, we reflect on the Asian impression left on the Academy Awards.

Interview: Oscar Shortlisted Filmmaker Alison Klayman on Stumbling Onto Ai Weiwei

A poster from Alison Klayman's documentary on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei,

“The Sundance Film Festival in January of 2012 was really the first time I’ve ever been to a film festival,” the first-time director admits.