New York filmmaker showcases challenges facing Asian Americans

The rise in Asian hate crimes is also catching the eyes of filmmakers. One based here in the city has his sights set on the New York Film festival, where he hopes to put the issue front and center. It’s a movie, about a movie, about hate.

In Duke of New York, a wealthy financier wants only one thing: to actually kill an Asian actor in a movie to make a statement about COVID-19. But a sympathetic director and virile leading man catch on and have another idea that leads to a manhunt through the streets of New York.

It is the creation of director Eric Rivas, whose left-of-center independent films

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