Continue reading: Tough Girl Review
This ten-minute vignette concerns an older Asian couple, wrestling over what to do with a reparations payment, a $20,000 payoff for WWII mistreatment. I unfortunately never got entranced by Steven Kondo's leading man performance, while Jude Narita, who plays his saner wife, is far more successful in the role. The cinematography, which paints the California desert farming community in washed-out bleakness, is interesting but a little too grainy and ultimately homogenous.
Continue reading: The Nisei Farmer Review
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.