The Search for General Tso

Friday, January 2 - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A witty, insightful look at the origins and enduring popularity of Chinese-American food, Ian Cheney’s (The City Dark, King Corn) new documentary investigates what may be America’s most popular takeout meal. Just who was General Tso? And why do nearly fifty thousand restaurants serve deep-fried chicken bearing his name? Journeying from big-city Chinatowns and small communities across the US to China itself, the film uncovers a story of immigration, adaptation and the American imagination. Official selection: Tribeca Film Festival, AFI Docs

  • Country USA/Taiwan/China
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 72 minutes
  • Director Ian Cheney