Cinema Explorations: The Search For General Tso

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Cinema Explorations is a 6-film Community-curated winter film series presented Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Jan. 10 through March 22.
Tickets: $8 ($4/children); Full pass (admits one to all 6 films) $36
Bagels provided by Bagel Mainea!

The first film of Cinema Explorations 2015, THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO traces the origins of Chinese American food through what is arguably America’s most popular takeout meal––General Tso’s Chicken. Anchoring the film is an upbeat quest, through small towns and big cities across America and beyond, to understand the origins and popularity of Chinese American food and its top-selling dish. Who was General Tso? And why do nearly fifty thousand restaurants serve deep-fried chicken bearing his name? Viewers find they’re on a search to answer a deeper question: how did America’s Chinese food become so… American? Unrated 71 minutes.