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General Tso in theaters!

The Search for General Tso is marching to theaters around the USA, with over 40 cities and a simultaneous release on Video-on-Demand. Follow the rave reviews here, and read a nice writeup in Slate here.  Many thanks to the folks at IFC/Sundance Selects, and congrats to the whole WD team!

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2014 Tribeca World Premiere

We’re tso excited to announce that our new feature-length documentary, THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO, will make its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Directed by Ian Cheney and produced by author Jennifer 8. Lee and Amanda Murray, THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO will debut in Tribeca’s Spotlight Section, with a premiere screening on Sunday, April 20. We’re thrilled to be part of the line-up!

For more news and announcements as we march GENERAL TSO into the world, follow us on Twitter (@GeneralTsoMovie) and Facebook. Hats off to the whole Wicked Delicate team and all our collaborators who brought this film to life. We can’t wait to share it!

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Our official film poster designed by the mega-talented Pete Fallon

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WD Gala + New Ways to Watch

In May we had a grand time hosting a Wicked Delicate spring showcase (and calling it a gala) at Anthology Film Archives in NYC. The gala featured previews of some works in progress – including Bluespace, Project Dad, Positively Beautiful, and The Search for General Tso – and a screening of Amanda Murray’s short film WORLD FAIR, fresh from its premiere at IFFBoston. It was especially fun to have several characters from that film in attendance – Hi Helene, Stanley, Jim, and Seymour! – along with a lot of folks from near and far who make our work possible. Thanks to all the friends, family, and filmmaking partners who came. Here are a few highlights from the red carpet circles:

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And hey! There are some new ways to see our recent films:

THE CITY DARK is now featured digitally on iTunes and Amazon Instant. DVDs of WORLD FAIR are for sale on Amazon. As always, if you’d like to host a screening, drop us a line at wdscreenings@gmail.com.

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Have you seen the General?

The WD team recently spent a whirlwind week in China on film shoots for THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO. Armed with photos of the General and an infamous chicken dish, director Ian and associate producer Lily touched down in Shanghai to find the trail.

In Shanghai, a city with floating trains(!), we met food bloggers, study-abroad students, cultural historians, and a branding expert. We took their pulse on the Shanghai food scene, the history of Chinese cuisine, and the differences between Chinese American food and authentic Chinese food. To find the General, they said, head south.

We flew to General Tso’s hometown, Xiangyin, in the Hunan Province, where we interviewed all kinds of folks and captured the local sites and lore. Our journey ended in a village on the outskirts of Xiangyin where nearly everyone claims to be descended from the famed General.

Ian in Museum

The older man below in the hat had the greatest eyebrows we’d ever seen.

Lily with Villagers

We were distracted briefly from General Tso’s Chicken by “Ecological Pigs Feet King”…

Ecological Pigs Feet

…and we ate tons of tasty Fish Head Stew.

Fish Head Stew

Stateside once again, the search continues!

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