Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

A Little Background Info on the Films

For this month's Dinner & a Movie, I have chosen two films: The Killing Fields, and Swimming to Cambodia, both of which I have seen and loved. The Killing Fields tells the gut-wrenching story of the fall of Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, under the tyranny of the Khmer Rouge. And Swimming to Cambodia is raconteur Spalding Gray's one-man narrative of his search for the perfect moment during his experiences while filming The Killing Fields, in which he played a small role as the U.S. consul. It has been years since I've seen those two films, so I am looking forward to watching them again and sharing them with my dinner guests.