Based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, the new movie represents Hollywood’s first all-Asian cast and creative team in 25 years.
The “Do the Right Thing” Oscar nominee is in play again this awards season with a refreshing, in-your-face look at racism.
Her latest documentary looks at the pathology of greed and fame. “I thought the financial crash was going to teach us," she says. "And yet a lot of people went right back to living the same way as they had before.”
Boots Riley’s promising film debut takes on casual and institutional racism, corporate greed, class subjugation and coarsening public discourse.
The Beverly Hills production features Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville under the direction of five-time Olivier Award winner Richard Eyre.