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THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO

One of the most popular dishes in Chinese restaurants in America is the deep fried, slightly spicy dish known as General Tso's Chicken. But who exactly is General Tso, and why is this delectable menu item named after him? Filmmaker Ian Cheney takes us on a mouth-watering journey to get to the bottom of this amusing mystery while exploring the broader culinary history of Chinese food in the U.S. and its enduring popularity within American culture. – AP

Preceded by:
MI HUA GAO (OR THE CHINESE RICE KRISPIES SQUARE)
Xavier-Justin Nagy, 5 minutes, 2013, Canada, English

On a busy street in the small town of Gaogiao, China, cars, pedestrians and mopeds rush past as a humble man cooks on the side of the road. What could his delicious concoction be? It is none other than a traditional Rice Krispies square. Watch as he prepares and crafts this tasty treat! – SB

SCREENINGS

Thursday, June 19, 9:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut
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Friday, June 20, 12:15 p.m.
AFI Silver
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Monday, June 23, 1:15 p.m
AFI Silver
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FILM DETAILS

Director: Ian Cheney
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time (minutes): 73
Language: MANDARIN, ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES Film Guide Features