Chan Is Missing

Chan Is Missing
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Just about as Independent and idiosyncratic as you can get, CHAN IS MISSING is a kind of postmodern, postcolonial film noir that cleverly utilizes the tropes of the genre (while re-appropriating the controversial figure of Charlie Chan) to ruminate on the complexity of Chinese-American ...Read more

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