Asian-American creatives gathered Saturday night at the Long Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate strides in Asian representation in food, fashion and media.
The Austin Asian American Film Festival hosted the event to highlight “Crazy Rich Asians,” an upcoming film adapted from the novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan. Festival board President J.D. Chang said the event sought to bring together and uplift the voices of Austin’s diverse and fast-growing Asian-American community. The film will open in Austin on Aug. 15.
“We want all Asian and Asian-American creators to come together and say, ‘Hey, we can throw something together and we can do beautiful things,’ ” Chang said.