It's been five years since "Crazy Rich Asians" featuring an all-Asian cast broke global box office records. Its debut kicked off the so-called "Asian August" in 2018, with the release of films like Netflix’s "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" highlighting the work of Asian American and Asian artists, and with that a promise of more opportunities. Now, the movie "Everything, Everywhere, All At Once" is breaking records, and thrusting veteran and new Asian actors into a rarified spotlight. Is this the long hoped-for payoff?


Jenny Korn, founder and coordinator of the Race, Tech, and Media Working Group at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Elena Creef, professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College. She specializes in Asian American visual history in photography, film and pop culture.