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'Crazy Rich Asians' cast, crew at historic premiere: 'This is more than a movie. This is a movement'

'Crazy Rich Asians' cast, crew at historic premiere: 'This is more than a movie. This is a movement'

At first glance, it appeared like a typical night on Hollywood Boulevard. Streets were blocked off, crowds gathered and paparazzi were in place, as yet another red carpet event took over the Hollywood and Highland block on Tuesday.

But up close, it felt anything but business as usual. A contagious energy flooded the scene, as cast and crew members arrived in celebration of the “Crazy Rich Asians” premiere. The romantic comedy marks the first Asian American-focused studio movie since "The Joy Luck Club" 25 years ago, and the historic moment did not seem lost on anyone present.

Screenwriter Adele Lim attempted to capture the moment: “The car was...

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