Today’s DVD donation? Ang Lee’s breakout film, “Pushing Hands,” comes to the South Boston, Va. Public library

Ang Lee would go on to Oscar winning glory, helming “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Broke back Mountain.”

But his debut feature was a touching and sometimes amusing fish-out-of-water story about an old widower trying to fit in with his American son’s family and neighborhood in suburban New York.

Tai Chi and King Fu classes might help.

Pushing Hands” heralded a new talent telling stories about an underfilled community, America’s Asian and Chinese diaspora. Lee would follow this with “The Wedding Banquet” and “Eat Drink Man Woman,” creating what came to be called his “Father Knows Best” trilogy.

His sensibilities proved his worthiness to take on Jane Austen’s”Sense & Sensibility” down the road.

Here at MovieNation, we’re committed to bringing fine cinema to public libraries far and wide, one donated title at a time.

Remember to donate your DVDs to public libraries. Even if they have the title in their collections, they can raise funds for programs and book purchases by selling them at book sales.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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