What do Powerball, the planet Mars and sexual innuendos have in common?
Fortune cookies of course!
Filmmaker Derek Shimoda invites us to take a closer look at a little something taken for granted at the end of nearly every Chinese restaurant meal. Who started it all? Was it a Japanese landscape designer, a Japanese confectioner or a Chinese noodle maker? Was its birthplace in San Francisco or Los Angeles? And who writes those fortunes anyway?
The Killing of a Chinese Cookie is a documentary that examines the heated debate over the true origin of the cookie. Here’s the movie’s official site, it has a trailer.
Found via the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival.