"'Man Push Cart,' 'In Between Days,' and 'Cavite' are among the most striking American independent movies of the past year, in part because they test the basic assumptions of what constitutes an American film (for starters, that it be in English or be set in the United States). The directors are first- or second-generation immigrants, and their movies, though hardly overt in their identity politics, are obliquely concerned with race and the challenges of assimilation. Dennis Lim reports.
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