Chinese-American Life Behind ‘Red Doors’
‘Red Doors’ open to reveal Chinese-American life in suburban America. By Jonathan Radocay ‘Red Doors,’ produced and directed by Georgia Lee, is set in a New York suburb, where two bright red doors are the entrance to a pretty house with a white panel facade. The grass is neatly trimmed, the bushes well-pruned and the rain gutters swept clean. However, the Wongs are a crumbling family whose house proves to be a decaying edifice, once youthful and lively.
The film is an endearing tragicomedy with a unique Chinese-American flavor. Based on Lee’s own family, the film employs the little absurdities and sweet traditions of a Chinese-American family as it confronts its own identity